Black Nativity

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Black Nativity

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In a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes' celebrated play, the holiday musical drama BLACK NATIVITY follows Langston ( Jacob Latimore ), a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs ( Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett ). Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs' rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return ... more


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madbull

Karma132297

Grade

A+

Found this on another site....04 April 2014

in HQ and to recap my previous post...We loved this movie. The singing was over the top for us and one song in particular that was sung by Jennifer Hudson Fix Me Jesus had hubby and I both tearing up. That song alone was worth the movie to us. Mary J. Blige as well as Angela Bassett... more

madbull

Karma132297

Grade

C+

Thanks Dave....14 March 2014

we had such high hopes for this one but judging from the reviews and what we have heard we might just skip this one even once it is available in HQ.

Dave

Karma146455

Grade

D+

Black Nativity25 February 2014

I agree with the others. This was somewhat of a disappointment. The signing is pretty good but the acting and storyline are suspect at best. Between this and Madea Christmas, not a good showing for the black Christmas films this past season.

ilovemoviestoo

Karma38191

Grade

C+

ONLY FOR THE MUSIC05 February 2014

The art of the edit can be seen throughout the trailer for BLACK NATIVITY, writer-director Kasi Lemmons' radical reworking of Langston Hughes' celebrated 1961 play. An expertly cut two minutes, this preview makes the movie look like a major event, an inspirational and invigorating musical making... more

Fawky

Karma66224

Grade

E+

A Christmas fail01 February 2014

Despite the odd rip-roaring tune and some sturdy performances, this yuletide tale is as memorable as last year's sprouts.

Adapting and expanding Langston Hughes’ stage re-telling of the Nativity story into a full-blown musical about a troubled family, Kasi Lemmons is attempting to make an... more

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