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5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7
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  1. Nov 27, 2013
    7
    That sentiment pretty much sums up Black Nativity: ungainly in execution, yet still infused with enough passion and reverence for Hughes’ original work to be more success than failure. Moviegoers looking for seasonal entertainment that is accessible and family-friendly (without also being treacly and/or bland) this is a Christmas show that you might want to check out.
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48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Dec 9, 2013
    40
    Beneath middling songs – walloped out in the artless, post-Cowell manner – there's something faintly touching about its vision of broken homes.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken McIntyre
    Dec 9, 2013
    60
    The well-worn platitudes and pained moralising are a bit much, but the music is tremendous.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Robey
    Dec 5, 2013
    20
    It’s a misguided enterprise all round, and while it’s perfectly possible to applaud everything the film wants to say, you find yourself cringing at the ways it’s saying it.