The Birth of a Nation (HD) Vudu / Movies Anywhere Redeem
Former slave Nat Turner has decided that he needs to do everything he can to end the evil institution of slavery. Nat is a man ahead of his time, and his actions during a few days in 1831 will echo throughout history.
Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner’s quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County.
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Roger Ebert: 2/4
Google users: 87%
Initial release: November 10, 2016
Director: Nate Parker
Box office: 16.8 million