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Birth of a Nation, The (2016) Movie Information

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Birth of a Nation, The (2016)
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Overall Rank:

10401

Avg. Rating:

2.39/4

# of Ratings:

14

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/07/2016

DVD Release:

01/10/2017

Director:

Nate Parker

Actors:

Nate Parker
Aja Naomi King
Colman Domingo
Jackie Earle Haley
Armie Hammer
Penelope Ann Miller

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

The story of Nat Turner, a former slave-turned preacher who is courted by Samuel Turner to preach to his unruly slaves. But as he witnesses countless atrocities and the abuse, Nat begins formulating a rebellion but the uprising is short-lived as the retaliation from the white population is swift and brutal. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan 08/14/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

The film has impact, but lacks focus and despite some strong performances, it was hard to really connect with those characters, especially when things go from rebellion to all-out massacre. It's still worth watching, but don't expect it to change your life.

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Matthew Brady 12/03/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Birth of a Nation wasn't that good. Sorry folks. I mean, the film isn't bad or anything like that, but it's not standing ovation good. Like seriously, this got a standing ovation at Sundance? Is it because of that stupid #Oscarsowhite thing. The hype for this was just insane and kind of a waste. I'm glad the Oscar buzz for this died out. The film feels like a rehash of better slave movies. It's doesn't do anything different or unique to the story. It's bland in terms of film making and storytelling. There was no soul or heart to it. Half of it felt made up. The performances were good and couple of scenes that was pretty brutal, but that’s really it.

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Amy 10/16/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

I disagree with those who say this movie isn't worth watching -- it's an important and fascinating story, and a pretty good telling of it, though I could quibble with some of the directorial choices. My main complaint is that the movie itself lacks the tremendous ambition of the title. Quite possibly, the title+concept is the most significant thing about this movie.

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