I usually read movie reviews before I watch a movie so I won't get scammed as well. But this movie was so good..I felt compelled for the first time to tell people about it. 5 STARS..The viewers who rated this movie 4 or 3 stars..they should be ashamed of themselves. This movie was a great depiction of slavery times and most people will learn a few things. I thought this movie would be overrated..but no it deserved 5 stars.. An I'm a tough grader..much better than the hobbit.