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Freedom

John Newton's Amazing Grace
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DVD Details

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

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 317
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 -- Religious historical film has disturbing, graphic violence. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jul 7, 2015
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
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
RogerEbert.com
Jun 5, 2015
Rating: 2/5 -- Noble in intention, this story of slavery and the origin of John Newton's hymn Amazing Grace opens with style but then steadily sinks into messy theatricality, overwhelmed by its own earnestness. Full Review
Screenwize
Aug 21, 2014
"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
Peter Cousens' mawkish Freedom is an apologia for the white Christian people who helped slaves escape, or at least wrote songs to make them feel better. Full Review
SF Weekly
Dec 31, 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

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: 30,067
  • UPC: 796019829427
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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