Learn more about the program. Based on the life story of Shields Green. 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. Green stowed away below decks, probably with the help of a sympathetic or friendly seaman. A young widow in mortal danger.

Enter an exciting world of warriors, dreamers, and dark magic, in this engrossing new fantasy series by A.E. Excellent movie. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Genre Film Fund Acj & Sobini Films To Produce Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Burst’ From Bobby Smith Jr. Travel back in time to check out the early roles of some of Hollywood's heavy hitters. Elsewhere, action sequences are too swashbuckling to suit a story this grim. Action-packed epic fantasy! Plus, see what some of your favorite stars of the '90s look like now. Previous page of related Sponsored Products. The movie is based on a true story from the pre-Civil War South. Bad script, bad directing and dreadful acting.. Cant think of one good thing to write about it, View production, box office, & company info, Peter Webber to Direct Series Sequel to Netflix’s Colombian Teen Drama ‘Pickpockets’ (Exclusive), Yen Tan To Direct Julia Pastrana Pic ‘Beauty’ For Sobini Films, Permut Presentations. Green stowed away below decks, probably with the help of a sympathetic or friendly seaman. Don has a plan and he isn't afraid to use it. Prior to this movie, I never heard of Shields Green but thanks to this movie and the superb acting; I know he lived, loved and had passion for his freedom. Step two: follow his dreams. Henderson is played by Paul Scheer, a very funny actor whose presence here is puzzling. Spurred on by a terrible will, they march towards the empire of man. An abominable entirely fictional re-write of history. Find out! They have no mind. Roman Emperors: A Captivating Guide to Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Constantine the Gr... Legend of the Sword Bearer: A Fantasy GameLIT adventure: Tempest Chronicles Book 1, Space Jumpers: A Coming of Age Science Fiction Novel (The Young Soldier Book 1), Desperate Choices: A Second Chance Military Romance (Bad Karma Special Ops Book 1), The Untold Story of Shields Green: The Life and Death of a Harper's Ferry Raider, The Keeper's Legacy: A Chosen Novel (The Keepers Book 1), Sojourn in Captivity: A Perception of War Novella, Mark of the Hunter: An Epic Fantasy Adventure (The Lords of Alekka Book 2), Kings of Fate: A Furyck Saga Prequel Novella (The Furyck Saga Book 0), Reprobates (The BOHICA Chronicles Book 1), Eye of the Wolf: An Epic Fantasy Adventure (The Lords of Alekka Book 1). Terms of Use | Amin stages scenes that will feel inappropriate to many viewers — since Green just watched his wife die, it's not much fun to see him try to take a bath while a beautiful stranger stands two feet away, curious about this fugitive. 30 September 2020 Okeniyi's strong performance is the only really credible thing in the film's first half; veterans James Cromwell and Bruce Dern help somewhat in the tale's final act, as the Harpers Ferry mission becomes the picture's focus. by Rayne. The Hollywood Reporter is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. Action, Drama. An unstoppable heroine, fated to rise. A pre-civil war story of a legend. When his plantation is lost to mustache-twirling villains, Green is blamed for others' failures and tortured. They have no soul. Emperor is the very first film I've had the opportunity to review for them. A real black liberation film, Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2020. Discover the lives of five Roman emperors. Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox star in lead roles as General Douglas MacArthur and Brigadier General Bonner Fellers respectively. Sitemap | Please try again. Hacky even if you don't care about the truth. Seeking freedom for his family, Emperor fights his way north, joining the daring raid on Harper's Ferry and helping alter the course of American history. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items qualify for FREE Shipping and Amazon Prime. Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2020, First movie to tell the story of shields green and John brown. An escaped slave travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown. Director: Mark Amin   |  Inspired by a true story.

Hats off Mark Amin, Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2020, Reviewed in the United States on October 11, 2020. About Our Ads I truley hope that we never forget John Brown, his sons and his men. What could go wrong? Step one: dupe the entire Space Forces. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. There's a problem loading this menu right now. If it weren't for the fact that Amazon doesn't allow zero stars, I would give this awful movie ZERO. Green makes his way up north, where he meets John Brown (Cromwell) and Frederick Douglass (Harry Lennix). Amazing and thrilling!

Were some good and others evil? Costume designer: Amy Andrews No sir. Death follows them. Producers: Mark Amin, Reginald Hudlin, Cami Winikoff | Cookie Settings. Production company: Sobini Films Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Available Tuesday, August 18 on digital) 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. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2020. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The two famous men disagree about the morality and wisdom of Brown's planned violence, and Green sides with the white man: "I cannot sit idle while this man fights for me.". A spellbinding epic fantasy series you won’t be able to put down! © 2020 The Hollywood Reporter 99 min But the film's pacing and drama never convince us this is really happening, as last year's Queen & Slim did, and little nuggets of adventure often feel dishonest or tacked-on.

John DeFore Cast: Dayo Okeniyi, James Cromwell, Ben Robson, Kat Graham, Mykelti Williamson, Bruce Dern, Naturi Naughton, Trayce Malachi, James LeGros, Harry Lennix, Paul Scheer Enter an exciting world of warriors, dreamers, and dark magic, in this engrossing new fantasy series by A.E. Director of photography: Jeremy Rouse An escaped slave travels north and has chance encounters with Frederick Douglass and John Brown. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Great testament to the human spirit of determination. Casting director: Mary Vernieu. Several of these incidents are misinterpreted by local authorities, raising the bounty on Green's head and causing him to become a folk hero. A world of warriors, dreamers and dark magic. Screenwriters: Mark Amin, Pat Charles I will be doing the same with all of my other FilmSpeak reviews. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. But Emperor is no Man Who Shot ... disserves both the real man and viewers who might think this story is remotely true.

Please try again. Deadline Great movie and true story. This is an awseome movie.

All rights reserved. A fairy story on an alien planet.Elele is about to meet her god. Emperor is inspired by the legend of Shields “Emperor” Green, a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War Sou FACEBOOK For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Going on the run, Green has little encounters with a bank robber, a fugitive slave and a Samaritan or two. Unable to add item to List. "You're not just a runaway slave any more," one stranger informs him, "you're a symbol." This man will never be a slave, yet he is willing to risk his life and the life of his sons.. so we can be free. The hero joins the abolitionist militia with a personal goal in mind. Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Better than Harriet and entertaining as D’jango. Click to see. Rayne. But it serves the fictional Green well, as he grows into a smart and capable man — who directs operations on a plantation whose owner, Duvane Henderson, brags to buddies that a slave as overseer is "better than a white man you have to pay.".

I cannot sit idle while this man fights for me. In Amin's defense, the cliche-ridden script he penned with Pat Charles says at the beginning that it's "the legend of" the man nicknamed Emperor; it takes multiple other opportunities to suggest that an inspiring yarn is better than mere facts.

Also starring Kat Graham and Naturi Naughton. (The movie repeatedly focuses on Greensboro as his escape portal? | However, he lives because of your movie. 3:03 PM PDT 8/18/2020 The true story is that he escaped from slavery on a ship, one that probably transported a cargo of cotton bales, out of Charleston harbor sailing north along the eastern seaboard. Variety As in Beyoncé's Black Is King, this idealization of monarchs seems wrongheaded, or at least out of sync with our times. Loved the directing and supporting actors. Now she must fight to unravel the truth buried within her nightmares. Explores the life of Shields Green, one of the Black men who followed John Brown to Harper’s Ferry in 1859. But Emperor is no Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and turning Shields into a generic adventurer (albeit one played with gravitas by Dayo Okeniyi) disserves both the real man and viewers who might think this story is remotely true. That's not heroic enough for Mark Amin's Emperor, a hacky adventure that imagines Shields' picaresque journey from slavery to rebellion, then gives him a happy ending instead of the gallows. But before that, Emperor has difficulty mustering a seriousness to match its subject. Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2020.

EMAIL ME. Some of us best equipped to ... 26 October 2020 They are Runebound. Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2020. While on his journey to the north and evading capture by a bounty hunter, he encounters other runaway slaves, abolitionists along the Underground Railway including Frederick Douglass and an abolitionist who suffers great personal loss. | Great historical black movie about Shield Green.