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Review: “Birth of a Nation” can’t escape racial stereotypes, misses chance for bold statement

Dramatizing the wild, bloody, deeply vital American tale of Nat Turner’s slave revolt, The Birth of a Nation is not the movie you’d hope for. It’s a little slow, even a little dull.
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