Overall Rank: 1538
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 42
Theatrical Release Date: 02/23/2007
Genre: Romance, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Michael Apted
Actors: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell
Plot: A story about William Wilberforce, the man behind the British abolition movement in the 18th century.
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donkeyknight - wrote on 05/03/2011
What elevates this movie above being labeled yet another period film (or much worse, another one of those sub-par "Christian" movies) is the depiction of true heroism in the face of adversity and unpopularity. Powerful pro-life parallels with quality performances and direction.
ecat41 - wrote on 08/15/2008
GREAT FILM! Living in the USA, I didn't know much about the abolition of slavery in the British Isles. This film was insightful as well as entertaining an susenseful. Highly recommend.
Steve - wrote on 07/08/2008
A true story about a troubled, unflinching soul. William Wilburforce's plight to end the British slave trade in Parliament sounds like a snoozer. It is anything but that. Ioan Gruffudd's performance as Wilburforce draws the viewer into the struggle. You know that there will be a happy ending but you still feel a sense of accomplishment at the end. You appreciate and share in Wilburforce's struggle and you appreciate and share in his final glory.
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