Half of a Yellow Sun 2014

Half of a Yellow Sun

Critics Consensus

While it doesn't quite do justice to the source material, Half of a Yellow Sun adapts Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel with committed performances and narrative nuance.

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Twin sisters (Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose) from a wealthy Nigerian family take wildly different paths in life, but both become swept up in the struggle to establish Biafra as an independent republic.

Cast & Crew

Robert Davide
Redhead Charles
O.C. Ukeje
Aniekwena
Biyi Bandele
Screenwriter
Gail Egan
Producer
Norman Merry
Executive Producer
Ben Onono
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Paul Thomson
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John de Borman
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Chris Gill
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Critic Reviews for Half of a Yellow Sun

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (26)

  • Director Biyi Bandele adapted the book, which was superb and gut-wrenching, but the film turns turgid and shies away from showing the true horrors of the war and is the poorer for it.

    December 31, 2017 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • Biyi Bandele has excerpted their story from a much wider-ranging narrative, but the action here is still so tightly compressed that this feels like a precis for a movie twice its length.

    August 7, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The best of the movie finds a way to abridge the novel and still allow the scenes to breathe.

    July 31, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Like many a lengthy novel, it might have worked better as a television series.

    July 10, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • "Half of a Yellow Sun" winds up being one of those movies in which a pesky event of great historical import keeps getting in the way of a soap-opera romance.

    July 10, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The result is that melodramatic soap opera elements win out over Bandele's attempts at stirring historical drama. That said, it's still a story worth telling.

    June 19, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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