Many Americans understand the issues and history of slavery in America, but few know that it was abolished in England long before it was here in the United States. â€œAmazing Graceâ€ tells the story of William Wilberforce, the English reformer whose life work was dedicated to freeing slaves under British rule. Michael Apted directs this enthralling movie that details the life of William Wilberforce and the challenges he faced in the House of Commons as he tirelessly pursued freedom for all mankind regardless of color. With breathtaking scenery and great attention to the detail of the times, this period piece will keep the audienceâ€™s attention squarely focused on the issues surrounding the abolitionist movement. Wilberforceâ€™s Christian faith is the unmistakable motivator in his quest for equality for all of Godâ€™s children. His mentor, John Newton, wrote the classic hymn, â€œAmazing Grace.â€ Veteran actor, Albert Finney, who played Newton with a driving passion, should be a serious candidate for Best Supporting Actor. Unlike so many of todayâ€™s movies that are full of revisionist history, this film stays true to the facts and should be considered the Gold Standard for historically accurate portrayals in cinema. â€œAmazing Graceâ€ received 5 out of 5 STAR RATING for its quality, and we highly recommend that this movie be viewed by everyone ages twelve and above.
Ioan Gruffudd & Albert Finney