Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

DVD - 2007
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Based on the life of William Wilberforce--his passion and perseverance to pass a law ending the slave trade in the late 18th Century--and the people, including his minister, who pushed him to pursue it to the end.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2007, c2006.
Edition: Widescreen (1:85:1) version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (118 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.


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Oct 28, 2018

Amazing Grace is the most important movie I’ve seen in weeks. It is so eye opening; I hadn’t realized how desensitized I’ve become after all these months of a despicable ignorant nazi-loving buffoon in the white house.
These daily examples of ranting hatred of anything gentle, humane, compassionate regard for underprivileged people from a position that was directly opposite to what I had been used to for eight years.

All it took was to wake up to what a slave ship was about. The shipping of hundreds of young people kidnapped and jammed into a boat where conditions were so bad that half of them would die in a week or two. And the wonderful work of an abolitionist who wouldn’t give up until slavery was outlawed.

It is only late in life that I appreciate how much Black Lives Matter and how none of us are free until we all are free and it doesn’t matter if the very rich want to bleed us dry.

In short – I found this movie very moving and I loved it.

Hollywoodized take on the decades-long British campaign led by William Wilberforce to abolish the slave trade. Great story, of which most Americans have not a clue, largely because slavery remained a vital part of the United States for another half century, and we don't like to think that our English cousins are so much more enlightened than we are. I am a big Steven Knight fan, but the screenplay is a mess, jumping back and forth in time without any clear signposts to mark the viewer's journey; its chief organizing principle being the saccharine courtship and marriage of Wilberforce to Barbara Spooner. I stuck it out until the end because I wanted to see how Wilberforce was finally able to get abolition through the House of Commons. How he ended up doing it is really interesting.

Oct 11, 2017

i just adore and love this movie it shows me to never give up no matter what its just amazing like the guy said before me who knew?

Jul 18, 2017

Great movie! Who knew?

ArapahoeRima Jan 11, 2017

Passionate performance by Ioan Gruffudd ! Beautiful story about one of the first abolitionist William Wilberforce. The movie inspires to never give up on fighting for justice.

Aug 17, 2016

Excellent, Inspiring & beautiful. Truly testifies to the goodness & evil mankind is capable of - we choose which side we will follow. The dedication & sacrifices of the main character, William Wilberforce, to fight against slavery is so powerful. Your heart & conscience will be moved to appreciate our freedom & help people who are still suffering today. Sadly human trafficking still exists today...

Jul 25, 2016

Very good film. A subject we rarely hear about in this day and age. The desperation one man and his fellow helpers did to change the law took a long time but the movie shows it will great compassion and strength. A great film and also wonderful faith based story.

Apr 06, 2016

This is probably one of hte best faith inspired films out there. Our school children desperately need to learn about this remarkable man.

Nov 09, 2015

This is how slavery was defeated in England without a civil war. The people could see how terrible slavery was and its inhumanity to man. The true story is very well done and acted. Too bad we could not move against slavery in the same way.

Oct 08, 2015

just as I was reading Island under the sea, about the same subject. I came upon Amazing Grace and what drew me to it was mainly the principal actor who is my favourite british actor Ioan Grufford , but as it turned out the movie was terrific. added to my knowledge of the slave trade. William Wilberforce was a great man, and fought a long battle against slavery, though he had never been there in person and cared so much nevertheless. I also learned about the author of the Hymn Amazing Grace.
Do not miss viewing this little pearl.

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Jun 28, 2012

Amazing Grace is a 2006 biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted, about the campaign against slave trade in the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was responsible for steering anti-slave trade legislation through the British parliament. The title is a reference to the hymn "Amazing Grace". The film also recounts the experiences of John Newton as a crewman on a slave ship and subsequent religious conversion, which inspired his writing of the poem later used in the hymn. Newton is portrayed as a major influence on Wilberforce and the abolition movement.

The film premiered on 16 September 2006 at the Toronto Film Festival, followed by showings at the Heartland Film Festival, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and the European Film Market, before opening in wide U.S. release on 23 February 2007,[2] which coincided with the 200th anniversary of the date the British parliament voted to ban the slave trade.


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