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Summary Peter (Will Smith) escapes from slavery, relying on his wits and unwavering faith to evade cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on his quest to reunite with his family. The film is inspired by the 1863 photos of “Whipped Peter,” taken during a Union Army medical examination, that first appeared in Harper’s Weekly...

Directed By: Antoine Fuqua

Written By: Bill Collage

Emancipation

Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 41 Critic Reviews
53
User Score Mixed or Average Based on 52 User Ratings
4.6
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Summary Peter (Will Smith) escapes from slavery, relying on his wits and unwavering faith to evade cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on his quest to reunite with his family. The film is inspired by the 1863 photos of “Whipped Peter,” taken during a Union Army medical examination, that first appeared in Harper’s Weekly...

Directed By: Antoine Fuqua

Written By: Bill Collage

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 41 Critic Reviews
53
32% Positive
13 Reviews
59% Mixed
24 Reviews
10% Negative
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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 41 Critic Reviews
53
32% Positive
13 Reviews
59% Mixed
24 Reviews
10% Negative
4 Reviews

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Mixed or Average Based on 52 User Ratings
4.6
31% Positive
16 Ratings
29% Mixed
15 Ratings
40% Negative
21 Ratings

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Mixed or Average Based on 52 User Ratings
4.6
31% Positive
16 Ratings
29% Mixed
15 Ratings
40% Negative
21 Ratings

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Production Company Apple TV+, CAA Media Finance, Escape Artists, McFarland Entertainment
Release Date Dec 2, 2022
Duration 2 h 12 m
Rating R
Image Awards (NAACP)
• 1 Win & 5 Nominations
African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
Black Reel Awards
2 Nominations