Harriet

Harriet

DVD - 2020
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Publisher: [Universal City, CA] : Universal, [2020]
Edition: Blu-ray + DVD...edition
Branch Call Number: DVD HARRIET
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Language Note: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned; descriptive audio ; all languages on both DVD and Blu-ray

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samjenks
Mar 16, 2020

Fantastic movie. Cynthia talks low and fast to hide her British accent so the subtitles help.

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IrishMoon
Mar 09, 2020

Excellent film! Great for educators as well.

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dmarr150
Mar 06, 2020

Excellent movie, highly recommend.

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ABou1391
Feb 26, 2020

Liked this movie. I thought the production was low and the pacing of the narrative wasn't the best, but I am so damn happy that finally this heroine from black history's story is being told honestly. She wasn't just a nice old lady, she was a hero of the highest degree who fought a illegitimate, horrifying system of oppression. She deserves to be remembered as such.

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maipenrai
Feb 24, 2020

I have known the name Harriet Tubman for more than 50 years, but I am ashamed to say I never read her story. I found this film to be an amazing tribute to a true black super heroine. I want to know more. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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ssn1205
Feb 22, 2020

This was indeed a great film. However, I would have preferred to see the real events take place. Too often movies gloss over slavery (no violence). This is what occurred. Instead of sweeping it under the rug -- watch it, process it and seek ways to ensure this does not happen again.

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Ace4aDay
Feb 21, 2020

This film did a great job of honoring the life and accomplishments of such a historically significant figure.

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MusingBibliophile
Feb 16, 2020

While this movie is not as dramatic, intense, or gore-filled as other slave-era films such as 'Twelve Years a Slave,' 'Harriet' tells the story of the famous Underground Railroad conductor in a way that acknowledges the horrors of slavery in a way that is presentable to families.

The movie moves quickly and does not go in-depth for each of Tubman's missions. It keeps a steady pace as it shows a glimpse of the political climate during the pre-Civil War South while also telling the inspiring story. Harriet's faith in the Christian God is also a clear focus of the movie.

There is some violence, blood, and death in the film, but it does not overshadow the story of Harriet or her mission to find freedom and lead others to freedom. In no way is this movie filled with blood or gore. It utilizes the violence to tell the story of this American heroine without overusing violence. Some might say that restraint in depicting violence is a short-coming of the film and makes slavery seem tamer than what it was, but the discretion the director and producers had make this movie more accessible to those who cannot stomach the violence of other movies but still wish to partake in inspiring Black History movies.

If you are looking for a more family-friendly film to show older children in order to supplement home school curriculum, engage students in their history homework, or encourage curiosity into the Underground Railroad, this movie would be well suited as it does not contain extreme violence or nude scenes.

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lindy919
Feb 12, 2020

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Decent but disappointing.
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It's just a bland biopic - this happened, then this happened, then this happened. Why were the escapes not more exciting and dramatic? Instead, they were just like "We're leaving" and 2 minutes later "We're free! Hooray!" Movies like this are supposed to be ENGAGING to the audience (especially younger viewers) so that they want to learn more and read some books on the subject instead of just being a footnote in your 5th grade history class - 12 Years A Slave springs to mind as doing this really well. Harriet Tubman deserves much better than this shallow film.
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feralranger
Feb 12, 2020

When I was a kid I did a report on Harriet Tubman so it was really interesting to see her story visualized. Fortunately it does not contain the horrific slavery scenes of 12 years a slave but focuses more on Harriet's flight and fight for freedom. She was brave and fearless and she had visions from her God (a form of narcolepsy from a young adult injury gave her spells) that were nicely depicted in the film. I appreciated seeing people along the way helping her and the refugees she was aiding.
The soundtrack is glorious! Cynthia Erivo (actress who portraits Harriet) is a talented singer and the ending song, Stand Up is a powerful hymn to Harriet's hard won human right to be a free person.
Because of someone like this one woman, others ( i believe it was over 300) went on to their brand new home called Freedom! She was a union scout during the civil war. She was the first woman to lead a combat assault. She lived a long free life, buried with full military honors. She dedicated her life to helping impoverished former slaves and the elderly. In honor of her life and by popular demand, in 2016, the U.S. treasury department announced that Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 bill. However we won't see them circulating until 2028!
REST IN PEACE AND FREEDOM FOREVER ARAMINTA!

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Feb 16, 2020

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MusingBibliophile
Feb 16, 2020

Violence: There is physical violence as well as allusions to abuse through scars shown upon people's bodies. There are a few deaths as well. Gore and blood are present, but minimal.

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MusingBibliophile
Feb 16, 2020

Coarse Language: The N-word is used.

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