Nov262019

The Critic - Harriet

Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Joe Alwyn

Rated: PG-13 

Runtime: 2 Hour 5 Minutes

5/5

 

            Minty, a young slave leaves her family behind to seek freedom. She makes her way to freedom and in Philadelphia, she takes on the free name of Harriet Tubman. There she takes on the mantel of conductor in the Underground Railroad and leads people out of bondage and into liberty.

 

            Harriet, earns five out of five, Liberty or Death Monkeys. The writing is perfect and tells a rousing story of the spirit of liberty and, that, spirit resides in the breast of all people and when it is denied us, its true value burns through until we either surrender to oppression or sacrifice everything to live in Freedom. The acting is amazing and the production value is very good.

 

            I have a new Hero in, Harriet Tubman. She is an inspiration to us all and her bravery and conviction to be free and to free others is a burning brand that lights the heart and prods one to strain against the chains of oppression that are layered upon us with every stroke of the legislators pen. Go and see this movie and take a friend or three. Buy it when it is released on video.