NinaThe documentary depicts the life of the late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone including her rise to fame and relationship with her manager Clifton Henderson, who helps her rediscover her love for music.
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Directors of "Nina"Cynthia MortBirthdate: 18 June 1956
Creators of "Nina"Cynthia MortBirthdate: 18 June 1956
Critic Reviews of "Nina"Los Angeles TimesMay 05, 2016
Never seems authentic or real, just a bizarrely staged re-creation.New YorkerApril 25, 2016
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.Chicago Sun-TimesApril 22, 2016
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.TIME MagazineApril 22, 2016
A Nina Simone novice seeing this picture would have no idea who this complex, magnificent artist was, or why she mattered.Associated PressApril 22, 2016
Why Mort, who wrote and directed the film, has chosen to focus on Simone's troubled 1990s period in France is anyone's guess.Rolling StoneApril 22, 2016
The word on this Nina Simone biopic has been so toxic for so long - it was filmed in 2012 but only released now - I was really hoping to find something good in it. No luck.Washington City PaperMay 20, 2016
If this is a greatest hits album, Nina picks the least-accessible songs and then puts them all in the wrong order.The PlaylistMay 18, 2016
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.BlackFilm.comApril 29, 2016
While Saldana gives her very best in trying to embody the essence of Miss Simone with equal support from co-star David Oyelowo, both are confined to a weak script and for Saldana, probably the worst makeup job she's had on the big screen.NerdistApril 28, 2016
All in all, Nina is watchable in and of itself, but I can't recommend your paying full price for it, especially if you're a Nina Simone devotee.Blu-ray.comApril 27, 2016
A 90-minute-long character assassination, transforming a music legend into a Hanna-Barbera cartoon.CinemaBlend.comApril 22, 2016
Zoe Saldana's woeful casting is just one of a myriad of reasons to despise Nina, as its plot and characterization fail to glean any insight into the iconic musician and Civil Rights activist.
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