Written December 03, 2013
Black Nativity was a good show, though not a Christmas must see. It had an awesomely strong cast, which is why I had over-active expectations. You figure with Forest Whitaker and Anglea Bassett co-starring together; along with the vocals of Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Hudson it should have been a block-buster. It was a "GO" at best.
Written December 07, 2013
If you appreciate good music, and want an uplifting story of forgiveness and redemption, this is your movie. Well worth the 40 mile trip to see.
Written December 05, 2013
A much like real life. You know we sometime fall asleep I church. The plot was excellent. I did a lot of crying and rejoicing. There's nothing like a good movie without swearing. Very relative to family ambitions for their children. trying to protect them. People were clapping, and rejoicing by the end of the show. The actors were very believable. The scene in the pond shop had me on edge and praying.
Written November 30, 2013
The actors and actresses are outstanding and they more then measure up to their roles. The message is great and the crafting of the scenes is also very nice. The singing is outstanding but this is a very specific form of a musical in terms of the music as one would expect, lots of very high frequency for very, very long. Even though I am very fond of this music, I thought the music was a bit over the top. I felt the kids around me in the hall lost their focus and were being somewhat impatient. Many adults were texting - so you can figure that no matter what you feel, it is definitely not for everyone. The music could have been done better, especially given the outstanding talent that was involved.
Written December 01, 2013
It was refreshing to find a movie that you could enjoy with everyone in your family, from grandparents to grandchildren, without worrying about inappropriate themes, sex, violence or profanity. I enjoyed seeing seasoned actors included in more than token appearances, and hearing some really good singing from more than just the expected source, in this case the incredible Jennifer Hudson. It didn't hurt either that Langston Hughes happens to be one of my favorite poets. Great acting and directing.