The Birth of a Nation


The Birth of a Nation
Set in the American South, we follow a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner accepts an offer to use the slave’s preaching to subdue other unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities, against himself and his fellow slaves, the preacher orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. The film has won several awards and nominations.

120 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence, Prejudice).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis
Director
Nate Parker
ScreenplayNate Parker, Jean McGianni Celestin
MusicHenry Jackman
CinematographyElliot Davis
EditingSteven Rosenblum
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byBron Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance, Follow Through Productions, Hit 55 Ventures, Infinity United Entertainment, Juniper Productions, Mandalay Pictures, Novofam Productions, Oster Media, Phantom Four, Point Made Films, Tiny Giant Entertainment

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
5
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbe quote icon[His]story.
10
Die Burger
Marthinus Koekemoer quote iconNie net 'n Hollywood-storie.. vat die konteks van 1800 vas.
10
Cape Times
Unknown
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconIt’s decent, especially as a vigilante style flick (and the tech credits are solid), but as a look back at a pivotal moment in race relations in our country, it just didn’t feel as powerful to me as it could and should have.
12
Metacritic.com
49 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
210 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Birth of a Nation overpowers its narrative flaws and uneven execution through sheer conviction, rising on Nate Parker’s assured direction and the strength of its vital message.
14
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
13
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconStirring, provocative, flawed, bloody slave-revolt story.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
80 users
11
Rottentomatoes users
13717 users
14
Internet
8537 Netizens quote iconA film that wallows in the shadow of it’s story and never really escapes it.
12

Average .. 64%

13

Trailer






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