Updated: Oct 1, 2020
Critics are dinging Harriet for being a formulaic bio-pic when it should instead be critiqued for 1st act pacing issues with an overuse of flashbacks.
Audiences will fall in love with Terrance Blanchard’s score, John Toll’s cinematography and Cynthia Erivo’s award worthy performance.
The film lands squarely in-between it’s RT critic 72% and Audience score 98%, making it a solid B.
Also, Nickelodeon’s Harriet the Spy sadly does not make a cameo.