Amistad
Rating: Year:1997
Cast:Morgan Freeman, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins Length:2h 35m
Director:Steven Spielberg Country:United States
Writers:David Franzoni Genre:Drama, History
Synopsis: In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
Rating:
Cast:Morgan Freeman, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins
Director:Steven Spielberg/td>
Writers:David Franzoni
Year:1997
Length:2h 35m
Country:United States
Genre:Drama, History
Synopsis: In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island.

Part thriller, part courtroom drama, this movie may move you deeply or bore you silly. Speilburg does lay it on a little thickly here, but the underlying story is riviting.

Based on the true story of a revolt on a slave ship in 1839 and the legal ramifications of this when the ship comes ashore here in the Land of the Free. The themes are strong and real and resonant today and the speechifying in the courtroom is quite well done.

We believe that anything with Morgan Freeman in it is worth watching. We also believe that anything with Djimon Hounsou is also worth watching. Having them both is a no-brainer.