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. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
150 Ratings
150 Ratings

72% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.7/10
  • Fresh 180
  • Rotten 70

Critics Consensus: The Birth of a Nation overpowers its narrative flaws and uneven execution through sheer conviction, rising on Nate Parker's assured direction and the strength of its vital message.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Stirring, provocative, flawed, bloody slave-revolt story.

Information

Studio
Fox Searchlight
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Subtitles, Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
French (Canada) (Subtitles), French (France) (Subtitles, Stereo), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
AD
Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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