Nathan Pigg⚡️’s review published on Letterboxd:
“Anywhere there’s people, there’s power.”
A brilliant, hopefully award winning, performance from Daniel Kaluuya paired with a crisp direction from Shaka King will generate some buzz for this film come Oscar season. Lakeith Stanfield is a standout in the lead as well. Unfortunately, the story is a bit messy and lacks tension and flow. They wanted to tell the story of Bill O’Neil but it only tells a portion of that story while focusing most of it’s attention on Fred Hampton. And while Hampton is extremely interesting, the story was a shell of what it could’ve been. The performances and technical elements of the film are superb, but the story itself holds this one back from being great.