Evey Shiro’s review published on Letterboxd:
"𝐴𝑛𝑦𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒'𝑠 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒'𝑠 𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟"
Powerful. I remember reading about the orchestrated assassination of Fred Hampton back when I was in highschool. The blatant despotism of the American authorities that are set up to "serve and protect" is never not horrifying. The film translates this enlightening story to an absolute effect. It's well-paced and incredibly tense, like watching a bomb defused and anticipating the ensuing explosion. The final ambush scene makes for one harrowing conclusion. Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield are magnetic.
We're only in February, but it'll be hard to beat 𝐽𝑢𝑑𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐵𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑀𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑎ℎ as the best film of 2021.