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PG| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) of a British admiral plays an important role in the campaign to abolish slavery in England.

Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw , Tom Wilkinson , Sam Reid , Sarah Gadon , Miranda Richardson , Penelope Wilton , Emily Watson , Tom Felton

Director: Amma Asante

Genres: Biography, Historical drama

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Belle (2013)

Release Date: May 2nd, 2014|1 hr. 43 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Belle isn't a perfect movie; in some ways it's obvious. But even if it's not true to history, it's true to that painting and worthy of its inspiration. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The layered film's blend of Austen-style romance, courtroom drama and historical look at the British slave trade works surprisingly well, though there are moments — especially involving the conniving suitors — that teeter on melodrama. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Belle, with its country manors and its city slums, its snooty nobles and its fiery idealists, its ballroom dances and barroom conspiracies, brings these themes to a dramatic head: romance and race, privilege and justice. show more

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