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  1. David R Williams's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    A compelling performance by Tyson hampered by a low budget, pedestrian direction and a mawkish score. There are some powerful moments but overall the filmmakers play it too safe - possibly so as not to offend too many. Still worth watching for Tyson.

  2. Mitchell Glidden's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    Sweet and well meaning but a lot gets lost in an attemot to jam 100 years worth of history into a 100 minute window.

  3. Eric Sherwood's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

  4. Shane Schenck's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    Wow, what an amazing, moving, and inspiring movie. This film has a great story from start to finish. This film shows you the story of a young girl become an elderly wise woman. She battles injustice and lost, but her faith in God and others helps her prevail. The film also has phenomenal quotes full of inspiration and spirit. This film is like wine, it may have been made in 1974 but it's age only makes it better.

  5. caitlin.f's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

  6. Ashley Baker's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    A powerfully emotional performance by Cicely Tyson drives the narrative of a sometimes plodding story. While the concept of seeing the racial tensions from the Civil War up until the civil rights movement through the eyes of a single character as a witness is unique, the story itself seems to move slowly and fails to keep the audience’s attention. Overall though, this film is a great look at American history.

  7. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

  8. panagiotatos's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    7/10. Excellent performance by Cicely Tyson is the best reason to watch this one. Otherwise, it is a rather predictable story, with flat characters.

  9. Simonas's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    U.S. race relations film made for TV by a white guy... You can imagine how ''radical'' it is. Maybe it was for it's time, but nowadays it seems offensively safe. There was as much effort put in to making the audience empathise with white Americans (including slave owners!) as with the black Americans, which I wouldn't mind if at the same time there was a lot more focus on the atrocities done by the whites

  10. captainfez's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

  11. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    Such a great American film. I am usually suspicious of social justice films because they are usually watered down and have that poverty porn feel to it but this is just straight up authentic and interesting.

  12. Roscoe's rating of the film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

    The brilliance of the acting, especially Ms. Tyson's imperishable Jane Pittman, lift this beyond its limitations as a TV movie.