Amistad | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | June 8, 2014
entertainment value
A compelling historical drama with some truly horrifying depictions of slave trading. Many shifts in tone. Well made and performed.
genre Drama | History
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)
lead actors Nigel Hawthorne | Anthony Hopkins | Djimon Hounsou | Morgan Freeman | Chiwetel Ejiofor | Matthew McConaughey | David Paymer | Pete Postlethwaite | Stellan Skarsgård | Anna Paquin | Tomás Milián | John Ortiz | Ralph Brown | Allan Rich | Paul Guilfoyle | Peter Firth | Jeremy Northam | Arliss Howard | Rusty Schwimmer | Jake Weber
director Steven Spielberg