• Amistad
    1 minutes 59 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Amistad Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

September 7, 2011
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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April 27, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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November 6, 2002
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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In Amistad, an admirable but disappointing effort...[Speilberg] veers between stoic political correctness and mushy Hollywood platitudes.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

June 18, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Spielberg seems to be dividing his filmmaking output into two distinct halves: in the summer months cranking out no-brainer dinosaur flicks...in the winter season unveiling his serious artistic stuff to edify the adults and woo the Oscar crowd.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 12, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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February 14, 2001
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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As Spielberg vehicles go, Amistad -- part mystery, action thriller, courtroom drama, even culture-clash comedy -- lands between the disturbing lyricism of Schindler's List and the storybook artificiality of The Color Purple.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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Halfway into Amistad comes the point where Steven Spielberg pulls the lever, and the stink and horror and bestialities of slavery spill around our ankles. We can't look away.

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The best parts of Amistad are those that simply bring their pride, fear and outrage to life.

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January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What is most valuable about Amistad is the way it provides faces and names for its African characters, whom the movies so often make into faceless victims.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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Amistad is prestige filmmaking bereft of inspiration -- sometimes even of the nuts and bolts of craft.

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January 1, 2000
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Thematically rich, impeccably crafted, and intellectually stimulating, the only area where this movie falls a little short is in its emotional impact.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

December 12, 1997
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