User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
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  1. chiwawaK.
    Jul 14, 2005
    9
    It was a excellent movie.
  2. Andy
    Jan 20, 2007
    6
    Pretty good but slow at times.
  3. GrantN.
    Jan 16, 2006
    7
    Captivating but it has pacing problems
  4. Nov 27, 2011
    5
    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.
  5. leon.
    Jul 4, 2005
    0
    Peggior spielberg.
  6. GustavoH.R.
    Jun 19, 2004
    7
    A powerful film, but not among Spielberg's best. It's rather dry, it doesn't have that emotional punch "Schindler's List" has.
  7. MikeW.
    Dec 2, 2005
    4
    I think the flow of the movie was too choppy...It didn't appropriately depict the trajedy and hardship that the Africans were put through.
  8. Nov 23, 2014
    8
    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.
  9. Aug 9, 2014
    8
    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.
Metascore
63

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.