Amazing Grace movie is a worthy cause

We are celebrating the life of anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce who fought gallantly in 18th century England to end the selling of humans.

Amazing Grace

Director: Michael Apted

Cast: Ioan Gruffudd, Richard Bailey, Alex Blake, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon

We are celebrating the life of anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce who fought gallantly in 18th century England to end the selling of humans.

Gruffudd makes a sterling central character and director Apted does an excellent job filling in the historical details. Perhaps, though, it is the subject-matter itself but the film comes across as unnecessarily worthy, worthy though the cause was.

It is, though, a thoughtful and carefully constructed – good looking, too – film that deserved to be made.

Star Rating: 4/5

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