Release Date: November 1st, 2019

PG-13 |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.

Cast: Tim Guinee , Vondie Curtis-Hall , Joe Alwyn , Janelle Monáe , Cynthia Erivo , Vanessa Bell Calloway , Clarke Peters , Tory Kittles

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Genres: Biography , Drama , History

Production Co: Martin Chase Productions,New Balloon,Stay Gold Features

Distributors: Focus Features

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Despite Erivo's tenacity in the role, the drama feels more stately and impressive than urgent and affecting. It's never uninvolving though, and the script does a solid job of tracing the formation of a courageous freedom fighter out of a scared runaway. show more

  • 70
    Allan HunterScreen International

    A thoughtful biopic that grows more involving the more it shrugs off its tendency towards the reverential. show more

  • 40
    Monica CastilloTheWrap

    A disappointingly standard biopic, one whose technical flaws and paint-by-numbers clichés threaten to overshadow its subject’s compelling story. show more

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