Running time 2h 5m | Directed by Kasi Lemmons | USA | Drama, biography
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, Harriet tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. (c) Focus Features
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Davis mavens will hear familiar stuff. But more than a few moments here are new, and real grabbers.
Glenn Kenny | New York Times | Full review
If you’re a Miles Davis fanatic from way back and think you already know everything about him, the movie, with its sharply edited interviews and stunning archival reach, fills in nuances of the man that feel fresh and new.
Owen Gleiberman | Variety | Full review
The film is kind of brilliant in the way it covers and contextualizes more than 50 years of groundbreaking music in barely two hours.
Peter Howell | Toronto Star | Full review