The Journey of August King (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Journey of August King1996

The Journey of August King (1996)




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This drama chronicles the moral fortitude and courage of a North Carolina farmer in 1815. The trouble begins when a starving runaway slave girl stumbles into the camp of widowed farmer August King. August is a highly-principled man and decides to ignore his own personal risk and help her.

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Jason Patric
as August King
Thandie Newton
as Annalees Williamsburg
Larry Drake
as Olar Singletary
Sam Waterston
as Mooney Wright
John Doman
as Bolton
Sara-Jane Wylde
as Ida Wright
Eric Mabius
as Hal Wright
Andrew Stahl
as Harrison
Chase Conley
as Harry (Son)
E. George Betz
as Bridge Attendant
Joan Cope
as Elsie
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Critic Reviews for The Journey of August King

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

The movie is good-hearted, earnest and handsome to look at. But it is boring. The pacing, which is meant to be thoughtful, is lethargic.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Heart-affecting drama about the spiritual potency of freedom and the redemptive power of love.

August 21, 2002 | Full Review…

Patric deserves special recognition

June 27, 2001 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for The Journey of August King


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