francis’s review published on Letterboxd:
I’m really glad that movies like this can show us the history of this country that they clearly tried to hide under the rug, and the fact that ‘Judas And The Black Messiah’ is a good movie, is just icing on the cake.
Lakeith Stanfield is one of my favorite actors and to see him be a lead in a movie like this makes me so happy for him. Him and Daniel Kaluuya were amazing and their performances help elevate an already great movie with plenty of exhilarating and intense moments to being an amazing movie and one of the best biopics out there.
I also like how much they focused on Bill O’Neal and his internal conflict. His story is so interesting to me as to how tragic and upsetting it is where this 17-20 year old kid gets put into a situation where he had no grasp of what impact he was going to have and damage he was going to do and to feel like he was doing the right thing for years hiding all of that guilt inside of him is heartbreaking.