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Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39

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  1. Nov 27, 2011
    The pace within the film makes it boring in many parts. The pace made it feel slow as well. It has a few inspiring moments and some great performances which makes it mildly entertaining.
  2. Nov 23, 2014
    Amistad es una buena película que muestra la realidad de la esclavitud que hubo durante esas épocas, y que brinda buenas actuaciones por parte de todos. Sin dudas es otro de los buenos films de Steven Spielberg.
  3. Aug 9, 2014
    Esta película nos muestra lo que tenían que sufrir los pricioneros en esta época, y aunque es un poco predecible, tiene actuaciones maravillosas y Spielberg dirigió muy bien.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Cinque, the rebel leader, is played by former model Hounsou, a mountainous figure who speaks in a gutteral roar and seems to embody the rage and confusion of an entire exploited continent.
  2. There's some excellent comedy early on involving the mutual incomprehension of Africans and Americans, though this eventually gives way to solemn, ethnocentric mush about one African's reading of the story of Jesus, demonstrating as usual that sustained subtlety is hardly Spielberg's forte.
  3. 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.