Jake Alda Coffey’s review published on Letterboxd:
Sundance Movie #38
Wow. What a movie. Very riveting. I wasn’t sure if I was able to sneak into the premiere, but I did. I also wasn’t sure if I was going to like this movie. But it’s really really good. Could easily be a surprise playmaker at the Oscars.
Let’s talk about LaKeith Stanfield. The performances in this are wonderful. No one gives a weak performance. Especially LaKeith. I’ll be very honest, when I first saw LaKeith Stanfield in Short Term 12, I wasn’t a fan of his acting. I thought he was very stiff in the role. And then over the years I kept seeing him get cast in stuff and through time, with each role I saw him in, he kept getting better and better. And now he’s quietly becoming one of the finest actors today. It’s remarkable how much he’s grown as an actor this past decade. And so glad he was given the appropriate chances to develop as an actor and really become an awards threat. So proud of him. And he deserves awards recognition for this.
My only complaint for Judas and the Black Messiah is that it’s a little long, but that’s ok. I still didn’t mind it as I was engrossed through most of it.
GO 👏🏻 SEE 👏🏻 THIS 👏🏻 MOVIE 👏🏻