General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 2016
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Directors: Nate Parker
Writers: Nate Parker
Casts: Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Shannon Edwards, Aunjanue Ellis, Mark Boone Junior, Penelope Ann Miller, Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union, Nate Parker, Jason Stuart, Jackie Earle Haley, Steve Coulter, Aja Naomi King, Dwight Henry, Colman Domingo, Dane Davenport, Dominic Bogart, Jeryl Prescott, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Katie Garfield, Aiden Flowers, Alkoya Brunson, Bobby Batson, Jayson Warner Smith, Anthony Bryant, Sheila Cochran, Ryan Mulkay, Chris Greene, Chiké Okonkwo, Tony Espinosa, Kai Norris, Justin Randell Brooke, Allen Phoenix, Vincent Anthony, Damon Bellmon, Gregory Black, Victoria Budkey, Logan Coffey, Kemuel Crossty, Nicole Davis, Morgen Dukes
IMDB: The Birth of a Nation (2016) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 6.4

Reviews

91
Consequence of Sound - Justin Gerber
The Birth of a Nation is one of the most confident writing and directorial debuts in recent memory.
91
Hitfix - Drew McWeeny
This film puts Nat Turner and his moral journey dead center, and it asks you to take an unflinching look at how an inhuman system broke the human beings trapped in it.
90
New York Magazine (Vulture) - Bilge Ebiri
It's a beautiful, reflective film even as it is also a brutal, visceral one.
83
The Playlist - Russ Fischer
In script and performance, the film is an articulate howl of anguish and rage given depth by a discerning comprehension of the ways various communities can rely on faith for very different means.
80
Variety - Justin Chang
A biographical drama steeped equally in grace and horror, it builds to a brutal finale that will stir deep emotion and inevitable unease. But the film is perhaps even more accomplished as a theological provocation, one that grapples fearlessly with the intense spiritual convictions that drove Turner to do what he had previously considered unthinkable.

The Birth of a Nation (2016)



Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.