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Spielberg's latest film is a historical courtroom drama. Back in 1839, a group of West Africans on their way to slavery in America, managed to revolt and seize control of the ship (La Amistad). However, instead of going back to Africa, the remaining sailors took them to America, where they were arrested for murder and piracy. |
The film then becomes a courtroom drama which examines the complex moral issues surrounding the case. This produces some long speeches condemning slavery. The performances have generally been praised, although the film is unlikely to appeal to Spielberg's usual target market.
Where's it showing?
Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, David Paymer, and quite a few others.
|Screenplay||David H. Franzoni, Steven Zaillian, from the book by William Owens|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||DreamWorks SKG, Home Box Office|
|South African Media|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||10|
|Cape TimesAngelo Fick||10|
|The StarDarryl Accone||12|
|Die BurgerGabriël Botma||10|
|Sunday TimesWilliam Pretorius||5|
|TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge||18|
|TV2 Leon at the MoviesLeon van Nierop||14|
|SAFM SundayAlan Swerdlow||12|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Tom Lyons||5|
|Box Office (USA)Wade Major||13|
|Film Review (UK)Anwar Brett||15|
|Average .. 59%||12|
|Kristen Stepney ||14|
|Zuhaizie Kadir ||14|
|Ron Clan ||20|
|Yong Shin ||20|
|John Williams ||20|
|Courtney Gardner ||10|
|Average .. 83%||17|
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