The Birth of a Nation

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Landmark American classic is as troubling as it is great.

NR 1915 192 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Hate group recruitment tool

The Common Sense Media review here fails to leave out some very critical information about this film. Not only is it one of the most racist films of all time, but it also actively promotes white supremacy and superiority. It’s a propaganda film that has been used by the KKK and other hate groups as a recruitment tool. White actors in blackface portray the most horrific racial stereotypes. I am shocked and dismayed that Common Sense Media would list this as a film for teens, especially with such a short and inadequate explanation of the film’s content and negative lasting impacts. Do not watch this film.
age 15+

Although it may be a landmark in cinema history, it is also disgustingly racist

Don't let your children go see this film. It is racist and might mess with their brains. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

This title has:

Too much violence

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