Friday, October 7, 2016
The Birth of a Nation is not an easy watch
5 second plot: Nat Turner is a slave who has been working on a cotton plantation his entire life. He knows how to read and becomes a preacher who travels to other plantations to preach to other slaves. What he sees on his trips makes him sad and angry. One day he decides it's time to act.
5 second review: This is not an easy watch. It's a tough history lesson. But a very important one. It's a shame the controversy surrounding writer, star and director Nate Parker took away the attention from the important message the movie tries to bring.
IMDb score: 5,9/10
Our score: 7/10