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Summary Based on a true story, a group of enslaved Africans aboard the slaveship La Amistad overtake the ship and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captives are brought to the United States where an enthralling courtroom battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation while confronting the very foun...

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

Written By: David Franzoni

Amistad

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
64
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 86 User Ratings
7.3
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Summary Based on a true story, a group of enslaved Africans aboard the slaveship La Amistad overtake the ship and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captives are brought to the United States where an enthralling courtroom battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation while confronting the very foun...

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

Written By: David Franzoni

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
64
61% Positive
14 Reviews
35% Mixed
8 Reviews
4% Negative
1 Review

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
64
61% Positive
14 Reviews
35% Mixed
8 Reviews
4% Negative
1 Review

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 86 User Ratings
7.3
76% Positive
65 Ratings
21% Mixed
18 Ratings
3% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 86 User Ratings
7.3
76% Positive
65 Ratings
21% Mixed
18 Ratings
3% Negative
3 Ratings

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Production Company Dreamworks Pictures, Home Box Office (HBO), Amblin Entertainment, Parkes/MacDonald Image Nation
Release Date Dec 10, 1997
Duration 2 h 35 m
Rating R
Tagline A true story.
Academy Awards, USA
4 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
4 Nominations
Satellite Awards
• 1 Win & 9 Nominations