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½ December 21, 2007
Thanks to US History and their Legacy of Slavery unit, we all had to see this. It wasn't too bad, especially compared to a few of the things they end up showing us... lol.
September 3, 2007
Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850's and lives to become a part of the civil right movement in the 60's. Good movie.
February 28, 2006
Cicely Tyson ages decades in this movie and is convincing at all portrayals. I first saw this as a child and remember it still; very moving.
February 15, 2015
A moving, well acted example of an era when TV movies could be a relevant and entertaining instead of today's drivel. Cecily Tyson's intensity compensates for the lack of big $ production with an invested portrayal of an engaging character. This film pull no punches and explores the feelings and attitudes of all Americans on both sides with fairness and thoughtfulness instead of relying on rote stereotypes. This film should be shown in schools and I recommend it to anyone with closed eyes.
September 28, 2012
Tremenda actriz Cicely Tyson, como de aquellas que ya casi no se ven.
June 25, 2012
i think it's a cool movie
June 24, 2012
it wuz kinda boring, lol
½ April 3, 2012
This a story of a woman's life from slavery to the human rights movement in the 60's. Cicely Tyson portrays Mrs Jane Pittman, who becomes the first African-American to drink from the "White's Only" fountain in front of the courthouse in a small southern town at the age of 104. It tells of her struggles after the emancipation of the slaves...the griefs she has to bear as an African-American woman and her triumphs.
½ March 4, 2012
For a dramatic subject, the film is not suspenseful enough. The brief mention of historical figures (e.g. Frederick Douglass) did little to add to the story and could have been left out. Otherwise, Tyson's acting in particular was magnifique.
½ July 1, 2011
Very good movie regarding slavery. Very interesting. Wonderful acting.
½ May 29, 2011
Worth the watch and excellent film though slightly slow at the beginning..
½ May 1, 2011
Some excellent performances, but the film suffers from the raggedness and over earnestness of "serious issue" TV films of the 1970s.
January 23, 2011
What a marvelous TV-film. Cicely Tyson is a marvel as the 110 Miss Jane Pittman who was born a slave and made it to see Dr. King's change in Civil Rights! What a wonderful and inspiring film!
February 4, 2010
I had never seen this movie but finally took the time to watch. Love the Bio-pics.... Incredible story of courage and strength. Cicely Tyson was amazing in this film. More people should revisit this film to gain a better appreciation for the development of Human Rights.
January 11, 2010
extremely slow, doesnt have much of a plot, and I found the female lead to be rather annoying as an actress...it had the right idea and approach to responding to blaxploitation films, but overall just not a good movie.
December 8, 2009
If you loved this movie you will absuloutley fall head over heals for the book. This story about an ex-slave and the triumphs and pitfalls she faces during reconstruction.
½ November 22, 2009
Rubbish quite frankly.
November 15, 2009
wow umn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch.....its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie....i think that cicely tyson plays a good role/part thorughout this movie....i think that the director of this drama movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie....i think that this is a really powerful drama movie 2 watch its got a great cast throughout this movie n its such a really powerful drama movie 2 watch
½ April 16, 2009
This a story of a woman's life from slavery to the human rights movement in the 60's. Cicely Tyson portrays Mrs Jane Pittman, who becomes the first African-American to drink from the "White's Only" fountain in front of the courthouse in a small southern town at the age of 104. It tells of her struggles after the emancipation of the slaves...the griefs she has to bear as an African-American woman and her triumphs.
April 4, 2009
I KNOW THIS MOVIE IS GOOD
AND THAT WOMEN BEEN THREW ALOT
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