Movie Ratings That Actually Work    Become a Member

“One of the 50 Coolest Websites…they simply tell it like it is” – TIME Magazine


advertisement


advertisement

Amistad | 1998 | R | - 5.5.1

Steven Spielberg's take on slavery is based on a true incident: An early 19th century rebellion by Africans on a slave ship leads to a court case. With Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Matthew McConaughey.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Full male frontal nudity, male and female buttocks and female breasts in some scenes - however, these aren't sexual scenes; they are scenes of bathing and of naked slaves in the cargo hold of the ship, etc.

the review continues below...

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - During the rebellion many people are killed and there's a great deal of blood (people are killed by ax, swords, etc.). People are whipped until bloody. There are scenes of people being captured and people are thrown overboard to drown. Several people are shot.

the review continues below...

LANGUAGE 1 - One mild obscenity.

the review continues below...


the review continues below...

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Slavery, freedom, the American court system, racial relations.
MESSAGE - Slavery is wrong. Sometimes the end justifies the means.
CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



advertisement


advertisement

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we don't always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we will accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we do not always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter

Know when new reviews are published
We will never sell or share your email address with anybody and you can unsubscribe at any time

You're all set! Please check your email for confirmation.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This