Beloved (1998)

Beloved (1998)

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Critic Consensus: A powerful, emotional and successful film adaptation of the original novel.

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When a former slave takes in a feral young woman, strange occurrences begin to take place, begging the question: could she be his older daughter, back from the dead? Starring Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey, and based on the book by Toni Morrison.
Rating: R (for violent images, sexuality and nudity)
Genre: Drama , Horror
Directed By: Jonathan Demme
Written By: Akosua Busia , Richard LaGravenese , Adam Brooks
In Theaters: wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
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Cast

Beah Richards
as Baby Suggs
Lisa Gay Hamilton
as Younger Sethe
Albert Hall
as Stamp Paid
Carol Jean Lewis
as Janey Wagon
Carol Jane Lewis
as Janey Wagon
Kessia Kordelle
as Amy Denver
Jude Ciccolella
as Schoolteacher
Dorothy Love Coates
as M. Lucille Williams
Jane White
as Lady Jones
Yada Beener
as Denver Aged 9
Emil Pinnock
as Howard Aged 14
Calen Camero Johnson
as Buglar Aged 13
George E. Ray
as Reverend Pike
Wes Bentley
as Schoolteacher's Nephew
Dashiell Eaves
as Schoolteacher's Nephew
Tyler Hinson
as Baby Beloved
Brian Hooks
as Young Paul D
Angie Utt
as Mrs. Garner
Jim Roche
as String Show Barker
Ramona Castle
as Carnival Kid
Brooklyn James
as Carnival Kid
Nora Marlowe
as Carnival Kid
Frederick Strother
as African Savage
Lillian Smith
as Lemonade Server
Aliya Robinson
as Denver's Carnival Friend
Joe Toutebon
as Frenchie
Brittany Hawkins
as Young Girl Sethe
Ayoka Dorsey
as Sethe's Mother
Ashleigh Watson
as Baby Denver
Dajon Matthews Roach
as Howard Aged 5
Norris Wiggins Jr.
as Buglar Aged 4
Tracey Walter
as Slave Catcher
Terel Gibson
as Buglar Aged 21
Damani Baker
as Howard Aged 22
Robert Castle
as Mr. Sawyer
Paul Lazar
as General Store Proprietor
Leigh Smiley
as General Store Helper
Jiggs Walker
as Good Samaritan
Dan Olmstead
as Policeman
Charles Glenn
as Helpful Gentleman
Anthony S. Calypso
as Denver's Boyfriend
Ysaye M. Barnwell
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Trazana Beverley
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Cecelia Ann Birt
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Grace Blake
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Jordan Cael
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Nitanju Bolade Casel
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Edwidge Danticat
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Yanick Etienne
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Jacqueline Celestin Fils-Aime
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Denise Gassant
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Frances Gray
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Thelma Houston
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Louise Johnson
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Aisha Kahlil
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Carol Lynn Maillard
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Dianne McIntyre
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Gaynielle Neville
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Madeline Preston
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Matt Rochester
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Millicent Sparks
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Lisa Summerour
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Ophelia M. Turner
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Karen Lorraine Vicks
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Willa Ward
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
Pauletta Washington
as One of 'The Thirty Women'
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Critic Reviews for Beloved

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (25)

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A movie that requires the viewer to meet it halfway. Those willing to make the effort will be rewarded with an exquisitely photographed and intricately layered drama.

Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Something rare: a brave film about the emotional toll of slavery, the anguish of memory and the cruel divisions that still sear African American lives.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Demme's potent adaptation of Morrison's novel may be substantial, but it is also engrossing.

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A knot of fierce emotions that is left for the viewer to untangle. Make the effort.

May 11, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Once this film gets its bearings, the unsentimental fierceness of its vision brushes obstacles and quibbles from its path.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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