Black Nativity Image
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

Summary: Langston, a street-wise teen from Baltimore raised by a single mother, travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives Reverend Cornell and Aretha Cobbs. Unwilling to live by the imposing Reverend Cobbs' rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima. Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey and along with his new friends, and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family.
Runtime: 93 min
Rating: Rated PG for thematic material, language and a menacing situation.
Official Site: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/blacknativity/
Production: Maven Pictures
Genres: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 15, 2014
Director Credit
Kasi Lemmons Director
Writer Credit
Kasi Lemmons Writer
Langston Hughes Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Angela Bassett Aretha Cobbs
Forest Whitaker Reverend Cornell Cobbs
Jacob Latimore Langston
Jennifer Hudson Naima
Mary J. Blige Platinum Fro
Nas Street Prophet (Isaiah)
Rotimi Officer McDaniels
Vondie Curtis-Hall Pawnbroker
Cast Credit
Alexander Blaise Officious Doorman
Angela Bassett Aretha Cobbs
Chris Nu Mad Scientologist/Crazy Rabbi
Doug Willen Chic Man
Ebony J Lewis Wretched Woman
Efraiem Hanna Vendor
Forest Whitaker Reverend Cornell
Grace Gibson Maria/Mary
Henry Hunter Hall Snoopy
Iris Taylor Cameron Church Congregant
J. Mallory McCree Kyle
Jacob Latimore Langston
Jennifer Hudson Cast
Jos Guy In Santa Hat(2013)
Kevin Cannon Actor
Luke James Jo-Jo/Joseph
Marcia M Francis Female Usher
Mary J. Blige Cast
Michael Dale Innkeeper
Michael McFadden Bus Passenger
Naeem Uzimann Arab Businessman
Nas Cast
Paugh Shadow Bethlehem/Modern Day Thug Hallucination
Rotimi Officer McDaniels
Samantha Gelnaw Bus Passenger
Sorika Horng Mistress
Tommy Bayiokos Hero Bus Driver
Tyrese Gibson Loot/Tyson
Volieda Webb Bus Passenger
Vondie Curtis-Hall Pawnbroker
Producer Credit
Bergen Swanson Co-Producer
Celine Rattray Producer
Derrick Williams Executive Producer
Galt Niederhoffer Producer
Joy Goodwin Executive Producer
T.D. Jakes Producer
Trudie Styler Producer
William Horberg Producer
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