Michael Marino’s review published on Letterboxd:
Judas and the Black Messiah is one hell of a hard-hitting film.
Director Shaka King portrays Fred Hampton's life in such a compelling way here that it makes me dumbfound to apprehend that this is, in fact, his directorial debut. And not only that, but accomplish this while making such a performance-driven film.
Daniel Kaluuya is so fantastic here. The motherfucker chews the scenery in his scenes like a water buffalo out in the jungles of Sri Lanka.
While Lakeith Stanfield gives the best performance of his career here as William O'Neal. And speaking on Stanfield, I honestly believe that today there is no other actor working today who can perform dramatic and comedy roles as well as he can.
And last but not least, there is motherfucking Jesse Plemons, who here blends so effortlessly into shifting on being such a slimeball of a character.
It is a comfort to witness him grow into becoming the next Phillip Seymour Hoffman of the acting world.
Alright, that's all, folks. Good movies are back, well I mean they never left, but still.