Reviews

Sep 16, 2021
It's a good movie... I think it's going to encourage some deep conversations about history.
Aug 12, 2021
Despite its flaws, Harriet gives due diligence to the role faith played in Tubman's life.
Feb 17, 2021
A momentous figure like Harriet Tubman deserves to be honored in every way possible. Unfortunately, Harriet is just a so-so celebration of her life, delving too much into storytelling tricks instead of letting Tubman's story lead the way.
Feb 1, 2021
While Harriet may not be a masterpiece, it's worth seeing for its fantastic lead performance and its important message.
Jan 31, 2021
The movie that celebrates her life occasionally errs in its excess-it covers a great deal of ground-but the light it shines on Tubman and her accomplishments burns brightly.
Jan 29, 2021
There is something here that hooks you, that has you feeling better upon leaving [the theater] than when you sat down.
Jan 28, 2021
The movie unproductively splits the difference between reverence and thrills. The thriller scenes aren't particularly suspenseful, and the dramatic stuff isn't particularly graceful.
Dec 21, 2020
Cynthia Erivo delivers a stirring performance as iconic American abolitionist Harriet Tubman... But the movie falls apart in its final third, departing from history in an implausible bid to turn Tubman into a gun-toting superhero.
Nov 22, 2020
Embodying Harriet Tubman is the talented Cynthia Erivo who gives a richly textured performance.
Nov 15, 2020
'Harriet' is not a film about slavery. It's a powerful, inspirational and redemptive film about a woman who changed the course of American history.
Sep 23, 2020
Director Kasi Lemmons makes an admirable attempt at bringing Tubman's story to the big screen and even makes it more cinematic than its "glorified TV movie" criticisms have suggested.
Sep 17, 2020
Importing an actor to portray her, no matter how talented Erivo is, strikes the wrong note, so to speak.
Sep 16, 2020
Harriet is the kind of movie I would have liked to have seen in high school when learning about the Underground Railroad and the fight against slavery.
Sep 3, 2020
It doesn't mean that Harriet as a film doesn't have value - the merit alone is worth telling, especially in this cinematic climate. But it also represents a missed opportunity to delve deeply into an aspect of history that's simply not taught enough.
Aug 16, 2020
This is Erivo's movie and she's an incendiary presence, capable of immense sensitivity as well as soaring defiance.
Aug 6, 2020
Despite the solid performance from Cynthia Erivo, it is still an indulgent, predictable and not very moving biopic. [Full review in Spanish]
Jul 25, 2020
Harriet explores the thin veil that separated the free states from those that practiced slavery, a veil that was so easily pierced it becomes impossible to sustain the myth that the North was utterly non-complicit in the sin of slavery.
Jul 24, 2020
A rousing piece of work that, while traditionally structured, washes over us with such emotional resonance that it creates an almost religious experience.
Jul 21, 2020
Harriet is the story of an American icon, but it's also a portrait of a star actress on the rise.
Mar 14, 2020
The actress and director Kasi Lemmons turns this brutal story into a series of implausible adventures, crudely developed, and with characters that are too flat. [Full Review in Spanish]