Nina

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A wholly misguided tribute to its subject's searing talent and enduring impact, Nina is the cinematic equivalent of a covers project featuring all the wrong artists.

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Manager Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo) helps singer and pianist Nina Simone (Zoe Saldana) rediscover her love for music.

Cast & Crew

Zoe Saldana
Nina Simone
David Oyelowo
Clifton Henderson
Ronald Guttman
Henri Edwards
Keith David
Clifton's Father
Ella Joyce
Clifton's Mom
Ella Thomas
Lorraine Hansberry
Ken Davitian
Club Owner
Kevin Mambo
Gilles, Lead Guitarist
Chuma Gault
Nina's Husband
Mike Epps
Richard Pryor
Cynthia Mort
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Paul Rosenberg
Executive Producer
Gene Kirkwood
Executive Producer
Lauren Lloyd
Executive Producer
Zoe Saldana
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Critic Reviews for Nina

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (27) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (42)

  • This film had a great opportunity to take a once-in-a-lifetime story about a troubled, legendary singer, and add insight. Nina, in the most frustrating way, bungles that mission.

    November 7, 2016 | Full Review…
  • An insult to the legacy of the High Priestess of Soul, those looking for a richer exploration of the woman, artist, activist and legend, are best served elsewhere.

    May 18, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • Never seems authentic or real, just a bizarrely staged re-creation.

    May 5, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Respectfully factual in its over-all contours but sensational and sentimental nonetheless, the movie reduces Simone's life to clichés about hope; it replaces the creative drive with the commercial one, the artist with the celebrity.

    April 25, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Saldana does a fine job of delivering the lyrics -- a daunting task for any actress required to step into those vocals, but fans of Simone will be aching for the real deal.

    April 22, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A Nina Simone novice seeing this picture would have no idea who this complex, magnificent artist was, or why she mattered.

    April 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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