Emancipation (2022)
December 9, 2022 10:25 AM - Subscribe

Peter (Will Smith) escapes slavery then forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey to escape plantation owners that nearly killed him.

Also starring Ben Foster, Charmaine Bingwa, Steven Ogg, Gilbert Owuor, Mustafa Shakir, Grant Harvey, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Jayson Warner Smith, Jabbar Lewis, Michael Luwoye, Aaron Moten, Imani Pullum.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).

49% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

An Apple TV original. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total)
I'm sure there's plenty of good stories to be told on this topic, but Will Smith? Pass.
posted by SoberHighland at 11:11 AM on December 9, 2022 [2 favorites]

I haven't seen this, but the reviews are pretty rough. Basically, Fuqua treats it as more or less an action movie, which makes the choice of such a weighty setting somewhere between unearned and unsettling.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:16 AM on December 9, 2022 [2 favorites]

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