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Black November (2015)

Black November (2015)

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A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an American oil executive and demands that his corporation end the destruction and pollution. Inspired by true events, Black November is the gripping story of how a community rises up and takes drastic measures to make sure their voices are heard. (C) eOne

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Cast

Mickey Rourke
as Tom Hudson
Kim Basinger
as Kristy Maine
Anne Heche
as Barbara
Akon
as Opuwel
Wyclef Jean
as Timi Gabriel
Sarah Wayne Callies
as Kate Summers
Mbong Amata
as Ebiere Perema
Hakeem Kae-Kazim
as Kazim-Dede
Robert Peters
as Pere Militan
Ivar Brogger
as Bellamy
George LePorte
as Hudson's Driver
Zack Amata
as Chief Kuku
Isaac Yongo
as Chief Gadibia
Emmanuel Okhakhu
as Chief Kokori
Dede Mabiaku
as Captain Hassan
Nse Ikpe-Etim
as Defense Counsel
John Onah
as Brisbi
Jane Unogwu
as Hosanna
O.C. Ukeje
as Peter Gadibia
Lanny Joon
as Agent Cole
Jenifer Brougham
as Agent Reese
Kristin Peterson
as Hudson's Daughter
Aaron Hendry
as Kristy's Camera Operator
Nadine Nicole Heimann
as ANN News Reporter US
Monica Himmel
as Channel 8 News Reporter
Lonny John
as Ebiere's Father
Moses Orjir
as Patrick
Barbara Soky
as Ebiere's Mother
Joan McCarthy
as Agent Brown
Kelsey Cooke
as ATU Agent #1
Joseph Potter
as ATU Agent #2
Cindy Vela
as ATU Agent #3
Dave Pavinski
as Kidnapped Oil Worker #1
Robert Sandler
as Kidnapped Oil Worker #2
Ken Miller
as Priest
Ngozi Chima
as Nigerian Woman
Julia Ade Clarke
as Nigerian Woman
Petra Sprecher
as Protester
Little Ese
as Bella Agayo
George Edewor
as Vox Pop 1
Prince Kosoko
as Vox Pop 2
Austin Nwaolie
as Vox Pop 3
Monday Aboh
as Hosanna's Husband
Igbe Solomon
as Leader of Armed Men
Gloria Ogwu
as Mama Edewor
James Zeghe
as Obakpororo
Victor Dimoji
as Policeman at Pipe Line
Stacey Turner
as ANN News Reporter Nigeria
Mary Hwande
as Court Clerk
Regina Ode
as Kokori's Wife
Bill Davis
as Arms Dealer
Sewuese Anikpabo
as Dede's Wife
Joseph Shamel
as Cameraman
Joyce Sky
as Warden
Joe Rosie
as English News Anchor
Martin Kitappa
as ANN News Cameraman Nigeria
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Critic Reviews for Black November

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

There's little going on in the final product other than good intentions, as Jeta Amata always seems overreaching for the right buttons to push.

January 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Hollywood and Nollywood collaborate to underwhelming effect in Jeta Amata's impassioned but inert issue thriller.

January 9, 2015 | Full Review…
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At once passionate and cynical, Amata skillfully lays out the ways that Nigeria is screwed.

January 8, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

There's a go-for-broke vigor to the way Mr. Amata cuts to the conflict in most scenes, but the heavy-handedness across the board imposes some significant limitations. Mr. Amata, though, pulls no punches with his ending.

January 8, 2015 | Full Review…

Filled with declamatory speeches, stereotypical characters and heavily telegraphed, melodramatic plot developments, the film fails to work as either thriller or politically themed drama.

January 7, 2015 | Full Review…

Basinger, Rourke, Anne Heche, Vivica A. Fox, Akon and Wyclef Jean all appear lost or disengaged in bit parts that give a B-movie feel to a political passion project.

January 7, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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