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Amistad Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Powerful story for mid-teens and up.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 21, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Amistad is worth seeing just for people to know about this important story, this moment in history. But from the world's most powerful, successful and famous director, we expect more.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
Emanuel Levy

Aiming to instruct and entertain, and often struggling to reconcile these goals, Amistad lacks the subtlety of tone and simplicity of form that made Schindler's List one of Spielberg's very best; here, however, every idea and image are too explicit.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: 3/4

February 13, 2006
Tom Meek
Film Threat

Fortunately, the dry, courtroom banter is interjected with powerful accounts of the violent, inhumane atrocities inflicted on the slaves by Spanish merchants.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Amistad is the telling of an interesting event in American history, but doesn't draw its audience in to the heart of the story.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

April 9, 2005
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

This is the most straightforward, understated, and powerful big-screen representation of the gospel in recent movie history. And for that, Amistad should be recommended to everyone.

Full Review Source: Looking Closer | Original Score: B

December 6, 2004
Dragan Antulov

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

December 18, 2003
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

As with Schindler’s List, Spielberg allows his subjects to be remote and somewhat unknowable human beings, creating an air of documentary-like authenticity.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: B+

July 19, 2003
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

Amistad is the kind of movie that makes a tired topic seem fresh and entertaining again.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: B+

May 22, 2003
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 20, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Just when you thought you had seen the best movie there is about a historic seagoing vessel, along comes Amistad.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 5/5

February 8, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Spielberg's films never lack a certain degree of narrative and visual force, but his tendency toward sentimentality, a strictly antipodal, Good-vs.-Bad conception of character, and an insensitivity to structure have consistently marred his work...

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B

January 10, 2003

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Steven Spielberg's engaging, heartfelt and well-made drama delves into a critical incident in the history of slavery in America.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine

Despite its occasional imperfections...Amistad must be regarded as a monumentally impressive achievement and further proof of Spielberg's ongoing maturation as an artist.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 5, 2002
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

The essential commitment to freedom is so much a part of the story that, at least in this one brief moment, justice triumphed.

| Original Score: B

April 13, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Celebrates the holy grail of freedom and how the quest for justice is supported by the spirits of ancestors .

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 1, 2002

The whole historical untouchability of a Very Important Film & the incredibly dry nature of the facts was what made this production a lose-lose proposition for Spielberg.

Full Review | Original Score: 4

June 14, 2001

Brief moments of visceral fire allow glimpses into the rousing movie this could have been.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2001
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Steven Spielberg shows the same kind of fire and passion he did in directing Schindler's List as the horror of slavery is laid bare in the crucible of the courtroom.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: A

January 1, 2001
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Time Out
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Los Angeles Times
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The New Republic
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Jam! Movies

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Sacramento Bee
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