John Newton's Amazing Grace
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item number:  XTX 04692D
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Freedom for $14.90

DVD Details

  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Released: July 14, 2015
  • Originally Released: 2015
  • Label: Arc Entertainment

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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 317
Rating: 1.5/4 -- A schmaltzy, deeply sentimentalized drama about American slavery and the rise of the Underground Railroad. Full Review
Philadelphia Inquirer
Jun 4, 2015
"Freedom" takes a compelling chapter in American history - the flight of slaves from Southern bondage to Canada via the Underground Railroad - and flattens its drama. Full Review
New York Times
Jun 4, 2015
Rating: 2/4 -- Ambitious period piece without the budget or the script to cover as much of the Abolition Movement as it tries to fit in. Full Review
Tribune News Service
Jun 4, 2015
Rating: 2/5 -- Performances are fine, and the film is well made, but it's too much of a hybrid to be successful.
At the Movies (Australia)
Aug 20, 2014
Though Gooding tries hard to look sincere and troubled, often he appears slightly embarrassed. It's no surprise. Too bad so much talent is wasted here. Full Review
Film Journal International
Jun 4, 2015
Rating: 1/5 -- The film tries to have the scope of "12 Years a Slave." But it's ruined by the sanctimonious songs that turn the drama into a half-baked musical. Much worse: the filmmakers' need to show that not all whites employed in the slave trade were evil. Full Review
New York Daily News
Jun 4, 2015
The film leaves us with the impression that slaves' survival had more to do with sheer luck than dogged resilience. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Jun 4, 2015
Rating: 2/4 -- This is one of those movies that is as dull as it is well-meaning and man, is it ever well-meaning. Full Review
Jun 5, 2015

Product Description:

Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter Plimpton. Hunted like a dog and haunted by the unthinkable suffering he and his forbears have endured, Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom. 100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. On board is Samuel's great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton's life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come. -- Description provided by TMDb
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  • Sales Rank: 1,322
  • UPC: 796019829427
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