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Brief Synopsis: "Amistad is about a 1839 mutiny on board a slave ship that is traveling towards the Northeast Coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt.(law)"

Overall Ranking: 486 (Rank from 1997: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
CineKatz Vivek96
Darren of Movie Reviews 10192(full review)
Bryan Lienesch82 - What 'Amistad' lacks in brevity it makes up for in sheer power. It has the historical and cultural significance of 'Roots' combined with the legal thrills of 'A Few Good Men'. Plus, it's one of our very first insights into what a capable actor Matthew McConaughey would turn out to be.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 5
David Baruffi80
Dan O'Neill70(full review)

People Involved

  • Nigel Hawthorne (Martin Van Buren)
  • Anthony Hopkins (John Quincy Adams)
  • Djimon Hounsou (Cinque)
  • Morgan Freeman (Theodore)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (Ens. James Covey)
  • Steven Spielberg (Director)