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PG| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
In 18th-century England, House of Commons member William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) and his close friend and a future prime minister, William Pitt (Benedict Cumberbatch), begin a lengthy battle to abolish Great Britain's slave trade. Though Wilberforce's legislation is soundly defeated in 1791, his growing affection for Barbara Spooner (Romola Garai) inspires him to take up the fight once more.

Cast: Ioan Gruffudd , Romola Garai , Benedict Cumberbatch , Albert Finney , Michael Gambon , Rufus Sewell , Youssou N'Dour , Ciarán Hinds

Director: Michael Apted

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Amazing Grace (2007)

Release Date: February 23rd, 2007|1 hr. 56 min.

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fan reviews ( 16 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Anyone who has ever felt morally right and completely in the minority will have a point of entry into this movie. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A case of good works done well. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Apted opts not to show the horrendous cruelty inflicted on thousands upon thousands of captive Africans, shackled and chained, making their way to the Americas in ships. Instead, he has Wilberforce and his fellow abolitionists describe the inhumane conditions - in the precise, passionate language of legislators who believe that human decency is more important than money and power. show more

  • May 22, 2008 eddieinalbq
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    WARNING: this is the most BORING movie to come along in years. Enough said.

  • May 22, 2008 kleinamarie
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    I thought this was the best movie to come along in a long time. The characters are developed well and the scenery and music are beautiful. The story is moving and inspirational. Go see this one!!!

  • May 22, 2008 budn01
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    I liked this movie enough to want to see it again. There so many people who have no idea where that song Amazing Grace came from. The movie inspired me to go to my local library and get the biography of the ex slave mention in the film. I can only pray this movie will inspire some Politian to stand up and DO THE RIGHT THING not just see which way the crowd is blowing.

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