Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance

Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) Poster

Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic.

Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.




  • Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton in Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
  • Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
  • Thandie Newton in Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor and Onyeka Onwenu in Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review

User Reviews

9 September 2014 | oo-onigbanjo
| I was not impressed
My 2 cents......... if you want to do a movie about Nigerians, why should you work with a foreign cast? I may be wrong, but i think the director would have done better with an all- Nigerian cast. They would have interpreted their roles better. For Pete's sakes, this is a story about a civil war! I have a major problem with the cast. Thandie Newton was so so not fluid at all; Anika Noni Rose was OK; but the major disappointment I saw in the movie is from Chiwetel Ejiofor of "12 Years a Slave" I believe he did not put in half his best at all. The whole thing boils down to the directing. It lacked depth. But I believe there is still room for change and they can do better than this parody of a best selling book turned movie. And yes! i read the book and I am saying that if you have read the book, watch the movie, only if you can look past the passive acting and bad direction. i give it a 6

Metacritic Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Biggest Diva on "Game of Thrones" Wasn't Human

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about his favorite "Game of Thrones" moments, including the behind-the-scenes drama involved when working with a bear ...

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com