The Birth of a Nation (2016) Synopsis
Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves.
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Movie Reviews

This is a must see.

By mjeanell
This film is so necessary! It is certainly a part of history that needs to be told. It should make us Americans uncomfortable and then maybe we will recognize the evil that exists. Hopefully that...

Powerful message

By grifflamar
This will make people uncomfortable...and that's a good thing because we shouldn't be comfortable with this shameful yet very real part of our history....

Good movie

By jlpearson09
ignore controversy outside the film. it's a great movie...

Undeniably Powerful & Real

By paulallen1225
Very well written and acted. A real part of American history that needed to be told. Brutal, disturbing at times but undeniably powerful and real. A must see for all Americans and those against...

One of the most impactful movies ever!!

By henryduanewoods
I cannot express how much this movie has affected me as a black man. I am so grateful for this movie being made and this story being put on the big screen in this fashion. This movie is not to be...

It's a MUST SEE!

By whatalexwrites
Nate Parker is extremely talented and this film is a testament to his acting/directing/producing skills. Nat Turner is a historical figure that all should know about and this film is an excellent...


By mrhabdurrahim
As a Black History Major, I viewed this movie from a certain point of view. I was not dissapointed. Nate Parker did a great job bringing this story to life. Parker's movie stayed true to Turner,...

Amercan Slavery Meets Schindler's List & Bravehart

By thah473
Saw it last night with my girlfriend who is still crying. Incredible acting at the intersection of Religion, Slavery and Revolution. Nate is Nat Turner....

Absolutely Riveting

By Shashelee
I left out of BIRTH OF A NATION speechless. The scene were so raw and POWERFUL. A MUST SEE!!...

Slave Rebellion

By hughstep37
Finally a movie about African American Slaves fighting black....

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Rated R | For for disturbing violent content, and some brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Stirring, provocative, flawed, bloody slave-revolt story.
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