Beloved

1998 • 171 minutes
4.5
208 reviews
72%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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About this movie

Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover play the unforgettable lead roles in a powerful, widely acclaimed cinematic triumph from Academy Award(R)-winning director, Jonathan Demme. On a difficult journey to find freedom, Sethe (Winfrey) is constantly confronted by the secrets that have haunted her for years. Then, an old friend from out of her past (Glover) unexpectedly reenters her life. With his help, Sethe may finally be able to rediscover who she is and regain her lost sense of hope. Also featuring outstanding performances from Thandie Newton and Lisa Gay Hamilton.
Rating
R
4.5
208 reviews
Barbara McCloy
August 25, 2014
I had to watch this movie as part of my college American Lit. Class and I loved it! But if you are going to watch it actually pay attention because it flashes back quite a bit. It gets hard to follow the story line if you don't watch the full thing at one time beginning to end.
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Truth B Told
January 24, 2016
Honestly the first time I saw it...I was maybe too young to see it. It was somewhat disturbing but I like the story. I prefer to never see Oprah squat and pee..that was unnecessary. It is a good story, I suggest reading the book prior to watching.
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Jay D
August 10, 2015
Anyone that gives this movie four or more stars is trolling. This movie was really horrible. Highlights of this miserable movie include infanticide, Oprah Winfrey urinating in dirt and disturbing nakedness that will creep out most people. Spend money at your own peril.
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