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Black Nativity

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A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
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Columbus Alive
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April 23, 2014

To call it preachy isn't necessarily a critique; the entire film is essentially built around a closing sermon.
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RogerEbert.com
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November 28, 2013

Earnest, square and proudly evangelical, "Black Nativity" is so unusual that its rough aspects are easy to forgive.
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Boston Globe
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November 28, 2013

Takes Hughes' nativity story and shoves it into the far background of a sincere but tritely told modern drama about family, faith, and redemption.
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The Film Stage
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June 21, 2016

Some devices don't work as well as others, however Kasi Lemmons has made a film that lives and breathes, even if it at times it doesn't work
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Village Voice
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December 09, 2013

By the time the credits rolled, my eyes were sore from all the rolling.
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Newcity
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April 07, 2014

Defiantly simple, like earlier stage pageants based on Langston Hughes' Christmas play, Kasi Lemmons' "Black Nativity" gains power through its directness.
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Film.com
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November 27, 2013

Its pastoral ambitions compensate for its lack of finesse.
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Cinemalogue.com
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December 11, 2013

This story of seasonal healing ultimately feels too predictable and heavy-handed to bring much uplifting Christmas cheer.
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NPR
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November 28, 2013

Even the movie's most wretched characters glow in the Harlem lamplight.
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National Newspaper Publishers Association
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March 21, 2017

Black Nativity is a jubilant experience.
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