Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

GRADE: A-


   Loved this. Judas and the Black Messiah does not disappoint. It’s emotional with a gripping story and stellar performances across the board. 

   Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya are on another level here. Their names should be floating around for Oscar contention because they own the screen in every scene they’re in. Jesse Plemons is excellent as well as he is in everything. I don’t wanna say the performances carried the movie because the story is good but the acting really helps it reach new heights. This is a very well made and beautifully shot and written film. Shaka King knocked it out of the park here. He’s gonna have an amazing career if he keeps this up. 

   Judas and the Black Messiah doesn’t do enough for me story wise to get it to that 4.5 star level but I think this is a great movie nonetheless and should get love in some categories at the Oscars.