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

Emperor (2020) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

'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.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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