Black Nativity


Black Nativity
Based on a famous play, a young man who had been raised by his single mom returns to her home town to meet his grandparents for the first time. Their house rules frustrate him and he wants to go back to mom, but something unexpected happens leading him to learn the real meanings of faith, healing and family.

93 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Drama, Musical.

Showtimes

Belt it out!
Belt it out!

Credits

Cast
Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Jacob Latimore, Mary J. Blige
Director
Kasi Lemmons
ScreenplayLangston Hughers, Kasi Lemmons
MusicLaura Karpman, Raphael Saadiq
CinematographyAnastas N Michos
EditingTerilyn A. Shropshire
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2013
Produced byMaven Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow impact, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseLow impact, infrequent
CommentsThe themes of this movie are mildly complex and slightly mature, they include abandonment, guilt, love, peace and redemption
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.
Runtime93
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
0
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
9 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
1
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

ScreenIt
C. Fuchs
8
Metacritic.com
27 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
70 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt's sweetly amiable and solidly performed, but Black Nativity suffers from director Kasi Lemmons' heavy-handed treatment of its celebrated source material.
11
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
10

What the People say

Internet
322 Netizens quote iconWorth a Look if you like Musicals
8

Average .. 49%

10

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