The Birth of a Nation

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites."

Overall Ranking: 1396 (Rank from 2016: # 63)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 10%
Regular 80%
Half-Popped 10%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Zach Murphy85(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown80 - Nate Parker is no saint given all that we've heard of him in the media as of late, but his first time in the director's chair for a feature film is certainly a strong outing. There is no doubt that this is a bloody film that gets deep into the brutal particulars of the institution of slavery.
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Paul's Trip To The Movies80(full review)
Keith Noakes80(full review)
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes78(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Citizen Charlie70(full review)
Bryan Lienesch68 - While it deserves credit for honesty and not shying away from the truth, it is a story truly lacking any kind of protagonist.
David Baruffi52(full review)

People Involved

  • Nate Parker (Nat Turner)
  • Armie Hammer (Samuel Turner)
  • Aja Naomi King (Cherry)
  • Jackie Earle Haley ()
  • Penelope Ann Miller (Elizabeth Turner)
  • Gabrielle Union ()
  • Mark Boone Junior ()
  • Aunjanue Ellis (Nancy Turner)
  • Dwight Henry (Isaac Turner)
  • Esther Scott (Bridget Turner)
  • Roger Guenveur Smith (Isaiah)
  • Jeryl Prescott (Janice)
  • Colman Domingo (Hark)
  • Dominic Bogart (Hank Fowler)
  • Jason Stuart (Joseph Randall)
  • Katie Garfield (Catherine Turner)
  • Chiké Okonkwo (Will)
  • Tony Espinosa (Young Nat Turner)
  • Jayson Warner Smith (Earl Fowler)
  • Kai Norris (Jasper)
  • Chris Greene (Nelson)
  • Kelvin Harrison (Simon)
  • Steve Coulter (General Childs)
  • Justin Randell Brooke (Guiles Reese)
  • Aiden Flowers (Young John Clarke)
  • Dane Davenport (John Clarke Turner)
  • Ryan Mulkay (Jesse)
  • Allen Phoenix (Abner)
  • Vincent Anthony (Fowler Slave)
  • Bobby Batson (Little boy)
  • Damon Bellmon (Turner Hideaway)
  • Gregory Black (Rebel Slave)
  • Bradley Bowen (Militia General)
  • Alkoya Brunson (Young Hark)
  • Anthony Bryant (Rebel Slave)
  • Victoria Budkey (Lynch Mob)
  • Sheila Cochran (General Childs Wife)
  • Logan Coffey (Son)
  • Kemuel Crossty (Rebel Man)
  • Nicole Davis (Angel)
  • Morgen Dukes (Kid)
  • Shannon Edwards (Farmer)
  • Nate Parker (Director)