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Black Nativity


Rated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.

PG In Theaters 11/27/2013 , 93min.
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Viewer score based on 12 ratings
Critic score based on 29 reviews

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March 19, 2014
Are colored people not sick of this foam of discrimination? If non-colored folk had movies, channels, history months, beauty pageants, comedy nights, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, about them, wouldn't that be racist? Whats next, White Nativity?
February 25, 2014
Why don't they just call it "Nativity". Why does it have to be about color.
December 09, 2013
It was a great story to depict a normal everyday struggle in todays world, but it would have been a better TV show than a movie.The young man has a great future among the other giants in the movie. I believe IT will be a great keepsake home dvd.The title may have kept some movie goers well
December 05, 2013
This an excellent Christmas Family Movie. Love Love!
December 04, 2013
Although Angela B & Forrest W did splendid acting performances, the film was entirely disappointing and mostly depressing.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™
While the film certainly targets a particular audiences, those viewers who don’t fall squarely into that demographic should nevertheless find the film pleasant enough, its pastoral ambitions compensating for its lack of finesse. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Anchored by a topnotch ensemble cast, it's toe-tapping holiday fare that's also a potent reminder that family resentments and hardened hearts serve no one. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
The movie doesn’t weave religion into the familiar structure of a comedy or melodrama. Instead, everything works in service to the sermon at the core. For most audience members, that will either be the primary draw or an inescapable drawback. Full Review
Mark Jenkins
Like "Eve's Bayou," her best-known movie, Kasi Lemmons' Black Nativity presents a child's view of a troubled family. The latter film is sweeter and slenderer, but that's only to be expected. Full Review
Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times
Lemmons and her cast, aided by some great music, have created an interlude sure to lift the spirit during the holiday season. Full Review

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