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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.

Cast

  • Morgan Freeman
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Nigel Hawthorne
  • Djimon Hounsou
  • David Paymer
  • Pete Postlethwaite
  • Stellan Skarsgard
  • Anna Paquin
  • Tomas Milian

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Metacritic

88

Sheer power, moral and otherwise. It possesses a massively majestic hero. [10 Dec 1997, p.D1]

Metacritic review by Susan Wloszczyna
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
88

Thematically rich, impeccably crafted, and intellectually stimulating, the only area where this movie falls a little short is in its emotional impact.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
75

What is most valuable about Amistad is the way it provides faces and names for its African characters, whom the movies so often make into faceless victims.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times