Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★½

Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah is an in-depth look into moments of history that shouldn’t be overlooked. There’s a clear vision here; the duality of power and how it can be used is at the film’s core. The story of the revolutionary black activist, Fred Hampton is put on display as he continues to fight against all odds.

The performances from Lakeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, and Jesse Plemons are nothing short of amazing. The score envelopes every scene and was never out of place in how it was used. Spare for some noticeable clechés and some pacing issues, Judas and the Black Messiah is a great film that should be seen by many.

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