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Amistad

53 Ratings: 2.8
Steven Spielberg's 1997 film about the slave revolt aboard the Spanish slave ship La Amistad and the trials that occurred after.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Drama, History
Release Date: December 12, 1997
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Amistad
review by . April 27, 2009
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In 1997 director Steven Spielberg (Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and Schindler's List) would release his latest film through Dreamworks pictures, a studio he co-founded with Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen in 1994. Spielberg's first film for Dreamworks was the powerful and harrowing historical drama Amistad, which told the amazing true story of a group of Africans who fought for their freedom in American courts after having risen up against their captors. The film's history dates back to …
review by . December 26, 2000
Pros: Powerful performances, moving imagery, great history lesson     Cons: None...     "Give us free, give us free, give us free, give us free" (give us freedom, give us freedom, give us freedom, give us freedom). So Cinque shouted in a crowded courthouse in New haven CT, and so it was to be; but not without a struggle, and a court fight that would lead the young United States a step closer to the Civil War of 1860.       “WE …
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