Amistad (movie)

1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg

Amistad is a 1997 American historical drama movie directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on the true story of the events in 1839 aboard the slave ship La Amistad. It stars Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, and Matthew McConaughey. David Franzoni's screenplay was based on the book Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy (1987).

Amistad received mainly positive reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie receives an approval rating of 77% based on reviews from 64 critics.[1]

Amistad was nominated for Academy Awards in four categories: Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Best Original Dramatic Score (John Williams), Best Cinematography (Janusz Kamiński), and Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter).[2]

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  United States 25 December 1997
  South Korea 14 February 1998
  Australia 19 February 1998
  Hong Kong 19 February 1998
  Brazil 20 February 1998
  Spain 20 February 1998
  Belgium 25 February 1998
   Switzerland 25 February 1998 (French speaking region)
  France 25 February 1998
  Germany 26 February 1998
  Slovakia 26 February 1998
   Switzerland 27 February 1998 (German speaking region)
  Denmark 27 February 1998
  United Kingdom 27 February 1998
  Ireland 27 February 1998
  Norway 27 February 1998
  Peru 27 February 1998
  Poland 27 February 1998
  Turkey 27 February 1998
  Japan 28 February 1998
  Hungary 5 March 1998
  Netherlands 5 March 1998
  Finland 6 March 1998
  Iceland 6 March 1998
  Mexico 6 March 1998
  Argentina 12 March 1998
  Slovenia 12 March 1998
  Italy 13 March 1998
  Portugal 13 March 1998
  Sweden 13 March 1998
  Philippines 18 March 1998
  Thailand 20 March 1998
  Singapore 2 April 1998
  Kuwait 27 April 1998
  Uruguay 22 May 1998

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Amistad Movie Reviews, Pictures". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 2011-02-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Academy Awards: Amistad". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-12-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)