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 her transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. With Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monae and Clarke Peters.
“It is a rousing and powerful drama, respectful of both the historical record and the cravings of modern audiences.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Clear, linear, sometimes bluntly obvious, Harriet is a rich, enlightening portrait—as sturdy and straightforward as the title character herself.” — Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“It’s as if Tubman walks among us, melting away the years between her life and ours.” — Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“History, heroism and leadership are the stuff of Kasi Lemmons’ rousing and heartfelt film about the life and times of Harriet Tubman, the Spartacus of the American south.” — Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Gregory Allen Howard (screenplay by), Kasi Lemmons (screenplay by), Gregory Allen Howard (story by)
Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Clarke Peters