Kalpit Tandon’s review published on Letterboxd:
“They will say I shed innocent blood. You are far from innocent but they will say you are. That's all that matters.”
Candyman operates as if decades of injustice has spurred its way deep into the conscious of film’s fabric and left a stain over it. There is a constant barge of racial commentary that underlines every act, action and scene. It's an angry statement disguised in the shape of horror.
Stylish, glossy and bordering on bizarre, Nia DaCosta’s tale of terror stemming out of discrimination relies heavily on its thematic elements. Candyman may not be as chilling as one desired but it sure carries enough punch to justify its means.