Nina

Singer. Activist. Survivor. Legend.


Nina
A biopic about American jazz artist Nina Simone. She was one of the century’s most extraordinary talents, a 15-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Hall of Fame Recipient; her mesmerizing songs and passionate politics combined to make her unforgettable. But fame and fortune came with a price, and her later years were riddled with depression, alcohol abuse and isolation. Rediscovering the meaning of her life and work took courage, strength and one true friend: Clifton Henderson, the man who started out as her assistant and eventually became her loyal manager. With his encouragement, the ’high priestess of soul’ began a courageous journey back to her music ... and, eventually, herself.

91 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Zoe Saldana, David Oyelowo, Kevin Mambo, Ronald Guttman, Chuma Gault, Allison Sarofim, Mike Epps
Director
Cynthia Mort
ScreenplayCynthia Mort
MusicRuy Folguera
CinematographyMihai Malaimare Jr.
EditingMark Helfrich, Susan Littenberg, Josh Rifkin
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2016
Produced byEaling Studios Entertainment, Ealing Studios, Londinium Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreBiopic
LanguageFrequent, moderate impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow to mild, infrequent
PrejudiceLow impact, infrequent
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
1
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Michael O'Sullivan quote iconAn injustice to the memory of Nina Simone.
5
Metacritic.com
19 critics
5
Rottentomatoes critics
41 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon A wholly misguided tribute to its subject’s searing talent and enduring impact, Nina is the cinematic equivalent of a covers project featuring all the wrong artists.
2
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconSometimes-edgy biopic of iconic musician doesn’t dig deep.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
12 users
13
Rottentomatoes users
330 users
7
Internet
1569 Netizens
10

Average .. 34%

7

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