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Will Smith as Peter
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Ben Foster as Jim Fassel
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David Denman as General William Dwight
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Steven Ogg as Howard
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English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 12 min
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2 hr 12 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Matt-Canalcon8 / 10

Emotional Tour-de-Force from Will Smith

Ten years ago, Will Smith was offered the role of Django in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and declined it because "of the violence", a decision that he later regretted. This must've been eating him up because he finally decided to make his own slave movie with director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer),a much anticipated movie for different reasons. I'm going to address the elephant in the room, and then we can move on, this is the first Will Smith movie since the infamous slap at the Oscars which banned him from the ceremony for the next 10 years.

I don't know about the Oscar nomination (it's still possible) but honestly I don't really care, because no matter what Will Smith poured his heart and soul on screen and gave us another powerful role that is worth seeing. Emancipation is led by the thrilling cat-and-mouse game between Will Smith & Ben Foster with their commanding performances and the inspiring story based on real events. It's an emotional journey that can be difficult to watch at times but it gets the job done and manages to be fulfilling.

Because of the heavy nature of the subject, it's sometimes tough to watch but this is a part of history that needs to be shown, it adds an emotional weight once you get immersed into the story. Do we have enough films about slavery by now? Maybe, but Emancipation has its own tale to tell with a religious message, Peter (Will Smith) is hanging on to his faith in order to survive but he also has his strong courage. Make no mistake, Will Smith also gets a chance to show his action chops in this movie. There's something extremely satisfying about seeing Will Smith beating a racist plantation owner, chopping his hand off with a shovel and fighting a crocodile in a swamp.

The horses, cowboy hats, railroads, stagecoaches, old-fashioned campsites: it has a pulse even though the desaturated look of the film sucks some life out of it. I wished they went full black-and-white or color because I was bit thrown off at first but eventuenally I was on board mostly because legendary cinematographer Robert Richardson was able to pull off some miracles as usual. I'm not going to lie, by the end of the film I don't know if someone was cutting onions but I did get the watery eyes. Even though it doesn't fully soar I just think it's an important story well-told with great values, there's also a roaring and powerful finale. By the end, this all felt very liberating and I really liked it.


Reviewed by htdkxwv10 / 10



I think this is a generational Masterpiece!

The Will Smith you want to see in the movies, except this one, is more than just a movie. Great acting from all of the actors, and directing from the Directors.

I would like to recommend this movie to anyone who loves a historical masterpiece, and to people who are open to watching something new, this is not a slave movie. Will Smith in an interview with Trevor Noah. "I promised you I wouldn't make a slave movie", the sound is great. I am looking forward to reading what others think about it.

It represents freedom, and survival of a family unit. Great pictures from the thick vegetation of swampy, muddy forests, of Louisiana.



Reviewed by wardtami-435278 / 10

Who let the dogs Out.

As a Black Woman, I was thoroughly impressed with the Movie. It isn't the same old twos on slavery. The slaves aren't singing, dancing , and grinning! Slavery was dark,twisted, and evil. I can't believe so many critics are so taken away with the death and violence in the film. It could have been worst. The killing and lynching of Black People in America was Horrific. However, This is the history of the United States!. Will smith was as impressive as always. The Director and Cinematographer allowed themselves to step out of the box for the advancement of Art. Why do we feel that slave stories have to only have one Narrative? The vivid muted colors throughout the movie were awe inspiring. ( give the cinematographer an Oscar) The sound was crisp, the sound crew made the swamp come alive! I think this is a very innovative movie that has pushed the envelope in Hollywood. Hollywood has become stale and dull. This movie will for sure liven up the Joint!!! Also, the critics should watch this movie at least two times before writing a review.!!!

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