Harriet Summary and Synopsis

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. Haunted by memories of those she left behind, Harriet (Cynthia Erivo) ventures back into dangerous territory on a mission to lead others to freedom. With allies like abolitionist William Still (Leslie Odom, Jr.) and the entrepreneurial Marie Buchanon (Janelle Monáe), Harriet risks capture and death to guide hundreds to safety as one of the most prominent conductors of the Underground Railroad. Witness the story of a woman who defied impossible odds to change the course of her life and the fate of the nation. 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. Harriet Wiki

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Harriet (2019)

Harriet Comments & Critics

Harriet Movie Reviews

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- Why1 star

Tubman is a fascinating character from American history who also interacted with and influenced many other abolitionists, peers and leaders of her time. Why not tell that real story instead of this made-up, poorly-researched and lazily-scripted weak sauce??

- Needs to be watched5 star

This is a must see. This is a strong woman who stood up for what she believed in.

- AMAZING5 star

I was so sad seeing this movie because it made me think of what she had to go through to get to freedom! It was such a good movie and I highly recommend it!

- Awesome5 star


- Excellent. Very well done!5 star

It looked good and was great. But usually that is not the cast for most all movies. This was different. Inspiring. Moving. This makes Harriet look astounding. It keeps you at the edge of your seat. There is no unneeded nudity. Just a little violience was in it. We loved it and will watch again.

- Movie Goes HARD5 star

Idk how ANYONE can hate on this movie. Whats more noble than a person trying to be free of slavery? Wonderful enspiring story. I'll work harder at every thing I do tommarow because of it. Some parts slightly corny, but ... not that bad at all actually. In fact I wish they woulda ramped it up more. Comments saying she was a "superhero". Inacurate. The movie didn't over exagerate whatever superhero like qualities she may have had. I thought they got it pretty good. Some of the clothing was a little nicer than you know people had, but who cares, its Hollywood.

- Not Surprised1 star

Just sad the direction movies and shows seem to going. I shouldn’t have wasted my time on this knowing what I know about most Hollywood movies/shows.

- D for historical effort1 star

No thanks I will not watch an African playing a role their ancestors did not go through. As if everyone can’t tell the difference between an African and Black American. Imagine a Chinese playing the role of Musashi. Wakanda is America by the way. And they won’t tell you most of the slaves were captured through out the Americas. Africans were only imported towards the end of that evil trade.

- Good historically5 star

Better than I thought...

- Why are you guys hating5 star

I dont know what people are hating about this movie😂 I thought it was great

- really?1 star

A bunch of made up tales, I would like to see what she really did, she was an amazing woman who put her life on the line. Why lie?

- Historically Inaccurate1 star

Blames black preachers for enabling slave owners. Absolutely garbage 👎🏼

- A Personal Favorite5 star

I’m no critic or, dare I say, “film hater” because I believe a lot of people on here aren’t giving this movie a fair chance. Was it perfect? No, but does it have to be? There wasn’t a moment where I questioned whether I liked the film or not. It was generally enjoyable and had a couple twists and surprises here and there. I can see where people start claiming historical inaccuracy, but it wasn’t anything off the rail. Adding a religious touch shouldn’t be seen as completely disrespecting what Harriet worked for.

- Honestly3 star

The film barely scratched the surface of Harriet Tubman’s legacy. Although like able, the director settled for mediocrity and it shows. There was so much potential for this film that was sadly lost. Overall, the movie has entertaining value, its fairly historically accurate (although debatable), and had great acting.

- Disrespectful Trash1 star

Piece of trash movie!!! I will not support.

- Amazing!!!5 star

Honestly, one of the best movies I have ever seen. So moved, so inspired...truly brilliant!!!

- A terrific movie5 star

Loved this movie. It was way better than most of the Oscar nominated movies. Never had a slow moving section. I highly recommend you see this movie.

- Great movie must watch5 star

Great movie it’s a most watch

- Harriet1 star

Will not even watch it it's completely inaccurate save your money 💵

- A habited psycho desire3 star

The argue of “Harriet” the real history in this movie could be avoid by the production decision when they decided to product such meaningful positive message movie. The diversity purposes of idea made production out of the essential comfort for audiences enjoy and fell into the story. Get rid to the judge of information from history, the shooting perhaps is not complex but simple with artificial designed. I can see many of scenes they shot were designed regarding to the artificial performance of the beauty from scenes like pictures. I guess they are a group of production with new fresh sight of movie. Story is oldish. Slavery mode or atmosphere is determined left human being for too long. In their scenes designs I can feel the production is a history lover. But if they can likely their audience, likely me, we are appreciates their new fresh designs, new fresh actors face and acting techniques, and if with more advantages thoroughly care for society psycho or actual reaction, their love would not only love history, because the history they made would always loved by many more of human being.


This movie had me screaming ( trying to change the horrific deeds of history), cussing, and crying... It is a wonderfully made film that outlines the most brave heroic female in history!

- Beyond Courage4 star

I salute Harriet - she tracked 100s of miles to freedom, and went back to help others. That's a leader!

- Boring2 star

I was so looking forward to watching this. Could have been great. Interesting character, good actors, but it is so badly produced, flat dialogue, over played, and weird rythme just make it ‘meh’... but what made me stop watching half way through was the unadapted overly dramatic music. I don’t criticize often, but this movie is not worth the money.

- Empowering and Uplifting5 star

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie about the life and accomplishments of Harriet Tubman. As a young girl, I learned about her heroism and courageous endeavors, but after this movie, I have a new found respect, love and admiration. This movie made her feel REAL, personable and relatable! From the bruise in the middle of her brow to her pearly white gapped smile (like my own), this movie made me not only love and admire her; moreover, it made me feel like I knew her as a person and friend. Thank you for it and the songs/lyrics are perfectly soulful....”go tell Moses, way down in Egypt land, tell old Pharaoh to let my people go!” Mic drop FRFR!!! ♥️♥️♥️

- A moving experience5 star

Cynthia Erivo delivers a moving performance. Congratulations to the whole cast, directors and producers of this film. This film was not only a moving experience but also very educational.

- Boring1 star

Why are they making these boring movies. What happened to the gangster flicks?

- Middle ground.3 star

Superbly acted, but historically inaccurate and a movie we have seen before a million times. I would have appreciated this film being closer to the true events of heroine Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Enjoyable as a film but as a piece of history, it is no more than an action drama we have already seen a million times before, dumbed down for the masses and therefore a tough middle ground sell. A great rental.

- So good5 star

Powerful story. Erivo should win best actress because it was a more demanding performance. Worth the watch for sure.

- Amazing movie!5 star

May be hard for kids 10- to watch, beating, killing gunshots etc.

- Harriet5 star

Harriet was truly amazing

- M5 star

Mim mi ki k mi n Km Mmm

- Worth Watching4 star

Rare to find good actors, this film did not disappoint.

- Felt like TV2 star

Didn't believe the characters or setting. It's 2020 Hollywood. I don't have to see 12 years a slave brutality but this felt out of step.

- Proud to be black5 star

This movie empowered me and showed me what true heroism entails.

- Needed more details4 star

I felt like they could have done more and showed more then what they did . It was still a good movie it was just missing a lot of other important details . It’s still a must watch movie. I’d just wish they would have done more .

- Good3 star

I’m just trying not to



- Over it1 star

Threw all the historical facts out the window. Another movie with lazy writing and all white people are bad. The popular formula these days. Garbage.

- Amazing movie!5 star

For all the people saying it isn’t accurate, please shut up.. What matters is that Hollywood produced and released this movie. Big W.

- Harriet5 star

I describe this epic motion picture in one word. AWESOME. What a heroic, brave woman she was. I highly recommend this one.

- 2019’s Solo: A Star Wars story2 star

Harriet has nothing particularly unique when it comes to storytelling. It’s just another forgettable historical biopic that reeks of Oscar bait. Cynthia Erivo gave a good performance for what was given to her but I don’t think it’s Oscar worthy.

- Shame on US schools for not teaching me about Harriet!5 star

My husband, son and I watched this with tears, shouts and swear words. What an amazing warrior this woman was. Spread the word of this story. It brings hope at the same time shame that our Country hid this story from us. Brilliantly done and the soundtrack is awesome.

- Good movie5 star

Good movie

- Subtle Racism4 star

Not a movie for atheists or racists

- Wack1 star

Stupid inaccurate depiction

- The movie is All Erivo4 star

You Watch Harriet and you See why Cynthia Erivo is Oscar nominated! Her Portrayal of Harriet Tubman was a Sensory Overload!


A Woman of God. Soldier. Rebel. Hero!✝️👩🏿‍🦱✊🏿🤩

- Harriet: Part 2, Harriet in Wakanda....1 star

May as well have ol’ Tubman team up with wif’ the black panther and fight dem RAY-CYSTS! Grow up, Hollywood and read a B-O-O-K.

- AMAZING!5 star

Truly amazing depiction of an American heroine.

- 0 stars1 star


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Desiree3032937382 - amazing :)5 star

fave movie. amazing. cynthia is amazing in it. and rest actors r great acting. worth buying. love it.

Potter's Creation - All around epic movie5 star

I have to say this is going to be one of my top favourite movies of all time. I love that it’s a true story who truly answered the call of God with determination and perseverance. Her selfless life definitely is a real model of a true Christian.

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5-Star Barber - You’re crazy if you rated this as good🤦🏼‍♂️1 star

This movie is a fictional fraud and disrespect of one of history’s great people. They made her out to be like a super hero and Batman type vigilante and it was 💩💩💩💩 This is NOT the real story of Harriet Tubman. Please do NOT support this trash movie and watch the Cicily Tyson version of you want historical accuracy


to freedom!!!



tasha2skinny - Harriet Tubman5 star


FourUnderFour - Harriet is Epic!5 star

There’s no other way to put it, this was meant to be great!

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*^•{ - Harriet Tubman Movie4 star

Very inspiring and amazing

Kymmee - Cynthia Erivo gives a performance deserving of an Oscar4 star

Great Acting... Cynthia Erivo's portrayal of Harriet Tubman is a Oscar winning performance. The future EGOT should walk away with an Oscar for her role in this movie. All of the acting in this movie was great.. The only read on I gave a 4 star rating is due to the Inaccuracies in the story.

NathanH83 - Awesome5 star

This movie was awesome!

Desert-rose007 - Outstanding Acting4 star

Bravo to Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monae and Leslie Odom. Great performance! Loved how Harriet Tubman was betrayed. The acting was outstanding. I learned more about Harriet Tubman than I thought I knew. I will see it again. Why not 5 stars? Well its that N word. I think the African Americans get it, they used that word back then, so why rehash it. If the word was not used in this film, do you think people would lose the essence of what Harriet Tubman was about? I doubt it. They could have kept it out along with another phrase they used. I came to see Harriet Tubman betrayed not to hear that word.

OMGoodness! - 🎬👍🏾😍5 star

I just left the theater seeing Harriet. The theater was full with many different ages and races represented. In spite of all of the negative nit picking people are saying, I left the theater feeling very moved and inspired. Several months ago I ordered a book about Harriet Tubman and I look Howard to reading that as well.

Boll Weevill - need to read more history2 star

great topic, great history, powerful story; but the movie quality is “scrubbed”; and the production and simplistic dialogue destroyed this movie for me. too clean. too trimmed. too noble. very stereotyped, and so historically, and politically inaccurate... not one of these directors studied they history. just made up a drama with so much artistic license, the true power of this story was lost. sad. i want way more authenticity and “truth” in these movies... not tv characters, not advertisements, not pop star actors the “canned” talent pool in hollywood being diseminated by amazon and disney corporate productions, we’re in for a couple decades of simpleton “dumbed-down” movies like this i fear

MissMinnie - Oscar if there is Justice5 star

Instead of tired out scripts or horrible revenge violence films, see Harriet. Both very well written and superbly performed by the whole cast. Two hours flew by! How wonderful to have brought this brave woman to life!! I felt honored to have seen this portrayal of such and reverent and honorable, brave woman!

5 star

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5 star

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5 star

Wonderful Harriet. Keep going 👍👋

5 star

@Dee_Anderson: Looking forward to joining my lovely friends @debbiearnold1 @SherrieHewson @harriet_thorpe tomorrow at 4pm on .…

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@markrpr: “What are you up to today?”

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@MuriithiSoni: Relax, she’s mad bc she misses you.

5 star

@JeannetteZiggy: #RikMayal and @harriet_thorpe

5 star

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5 star

@doctorwhobrasil Só tá faltando Harriet Jones, ex-primeira ministra dar o seu recado.

5 star

com quem será que Harriet vai casar: Martin ou sr. Elton?

5 star

@cambsfrs: Turning our lights blue in #Yaxley for our colleagues in the @NHS 💙🚒 #ClapForOurCarers

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@HappyManor Dude, that’s Ozzie Nelson from The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet show. He’s Ozzy Osborne’s dad.

5 star

@CarrdusAchieve: Commendation! Wonderful maths challenge Harriet @CarrdusYear4 #carrdusathome

5 star

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@mbali_ndlela: "Don't let the hurts of the past determine your future." - Harriet Khoza

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