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With Nate Parker’s Birth Of  A Nation set to hit theaters this week, here’s what critics and some of your favorite rappers are saying about the Nat Turner biopic.

Ever since it was announced that Parker was filming a movie about Turner’s rebellion, people have been salivating at the thought of a slave movie where the slaves get bloody revenge.

The first trailer fed the appetite, while the second trailer seemed to be a little calmer. Prospects for the movie were almost ruined over the summer though when a rape case from Parker’s past came to back to light in the media. That whole “oh he married a White girl” thing didn’t seem to help the cause either.

Select media and other tastemakers have already seen the film while the rest of the public gets to see it starting this Friday, October 7.

Here’s what critics are saying so far.

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