Emperor (2020)

Emperor (2020)

Emperor (2020)

Inspired by a true story. Escaped slave Sheilds 'Emperor' Green (Dayo Okeniyi) fights his way north and joins forces with abolitionist John Brown (James Cromwell), for a daring raid on Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in an effort to inspire a slave revolt.

2020Rating: TBC99 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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Variety

Variety

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'Black Panther' meets 'The Birth of a Nation' in this rousing account of Shields Green, who escaped the shackles of slavery to fight alongside abolitionist John Brown.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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Okeniyi has a strong presence that conveys a genuine moral authority. It stands in stark relief against the movie's consistently cartoonish portrayals of the white slavers.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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Re-presents a dark period in American history without being inspired or insightful enough to be worth your curiosity or emotional investment.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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As the film progresses, several cast members look like they'd be more comfortable in a Drunk History short; others just look like they'd be more comfortable working for somebody with experience directing actors.

Variety

Variety

press

'Black Panther' meets 'The Birth of a Nation' in this rousing account of Shields Green, who escaped the shackles of slavery to fight alongside abolitionist John Brown.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Okeniyi has a strong presence that conveys a genuine moral authority. It stands in stark relief against the movie's consistently cartoonish portrayals of the white slavers.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

Re-presents a dark period in American history without being inspired or insightful enough to be worth your curiosity or emotional investment.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As the film progresses, several cast members look like they'd be more comfortable in a Drunk History short; others just look like they'd be more comfortable working for somebody with experience directing actors.

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