Romario De la Rosa’s review published on Letterboxd:
After finishing the movie, the first thing I felt was anger, I was really angry that things like what happened at the end of the movie happen and even more angry thinking that these same things are still happening today not only in the United States, but all over the world. Sadly things like this happen in my country very frequently, people who dedicate their lives to fight for change, justice and peace are killed daily and our system allows it.
Not being from the United States I was not familiar with the actual events or who Fred Hampton was, so I went into this movie without any conception of what it was about, which made it all the more shocking and powerful for me.
Judas and the Black Messiah is an incredible and powerful film, which I recommend everyone to watch. Shaka King's direction is really amazing, I am not familiar with his work but what he does with this movie is really excellent.
Lakeith Stanfield is great in this film and really amazing lead, but it is Daniel Kaluuya who steals the show, his interpretation of Fred Hampton is extremely powerful, definitely his best role in his career and for me he deserves all the awards.