Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★½

Unquestionably, it’s Daniel Kaluuya’s performance as Hampton that elevates the film. Kaluuya’s characterization of a fiery disrupter is charismatic, yet never breaks with the realism that King has established. Hampton’s immediate impact is felt from the moment Kaluuya enters each frame, and King is wary of telling the viewer about his legacy when it’s much more powerful to actually show it.

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