Updated March 8, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
  DreamWorks; rental pricing
  Feature; R
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Matthew McConaughey and Djimon Hounsou

Spielberg's epic, named for a doomed slave ship, opens with a magnificent sequence of human survival aboard the eponymous vessel. However, after this stunning beginning, the film unfurls with all the didacticism of a school play. Still, an inspiring, visceral performance by Hounsou as the slave leader and gut-wrenching flashbacks to life on the ship grant Amistad considerable power.

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