Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★½

Whereas The Trial of the Chicago 7 showed the "civilized" side of our unjust criminal justice system, Judas and the Black Messiah illuminates its savage true nature and is all the better a film for it. Daniel Kaluuya absolutely nails Fred Hampton, but the real story here is the fact that no matter how furiously they polish their shiny little badges, law enforcement is and will never be anything more than a primped up hit squad for the bosses.

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