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The Birth of a Nation

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Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.

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Based on 22 The Birth of a Nation reviews, The Birth of a Nation gets an average review score of 70.
4/4
nypost.comCinema
Nat Turner, a slave in 1831 Virginia, spends his life looking away. Looking away from passersby who randomly harass him, looking away from the white enslaver who casually chisel...
353d ago
100/100
www.usatoday.comCinema
With not-so-civil disobedience, Nat Turner forcefully fought for his people’s freedom more than 100 years before there was such a thing as a civil rights movement.
353d ago
3.5/4
www.rollingstone.comCinema
Writer-actor-star Nate Parker's controversial recreation of Nat Turner's 1831 slave uprising couldn't be more pertinent – or more powerful
353d ago
B+/A+
www.ew.comCinema
Nate Parker’s lightning-rod account of slave-turned-revolutionary Nat Turner arrives in the opposite of a vacuum: The long path to release has been so clouded by expectation, co...
353d ago
B/A+
www.avclub.comCinema
The Birth Of A Nation is a powerful, imperfect history lesson.
353d ago
80/100
variety.comCinema
Debuting writer-director Nate Parker stars in this searingly impressive account of the Nat Turner slave rebellion.
353d ago
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The Birth of a Nation release date for Blu-ray, DVD, VOD January 10, 2017 9 Months Ago (US)
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