Michael James’s review published on Letterboxd:
A powerful & tragic biographical historical drama from Shaka King about the infiltration of William O’Neal, an FBI informant eventually leading to the fall of Fred Hampton, the leader of the Black Panther chapter in Illinois. Daniel Kaluuya delivers a fierce & emotional performance. He definitely deserves to be in in all award conversations. Lakeith Stanfield is good in his role as O’Neal. The direction, cinematography & the music score are at their best. The dialagues are exceptionally written, mouthed by strong performers make it electrifying.
War is politics with bloodshed, and politics is war without bloodshed.
“We don’t fight fire with fire. We fight fire with water.”
“Let me ask y’all something. If this building caught fire right now, what would y’all worry about? Water and escape. If somebody were to ask you, “What’s your culture during this fire, brother?” “Water, that’s my culture.” “Well, how about your politics?” “Water and escape.” Well, guess what, America is on fire right now. And until that fire is extinguished, don’t nothing else mean a goddamn thing.”