Sidney Shear’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Badge is scarier than a gun."
COINTELPRO is still used by governments today, by the way. And don't forget Afeni Shakur (dropped her lawyer and defended herself) proved in a court of law during the trial of the Panther 21 how the FBI plants were the main ones inciting escalated violence.
Hyperbolic title but this movie does have rather thrilling pacing for a first major feature, a PHENOMENAL duo of unrivaled performances by its two leads, and a stunning indictment of the FBI's complicity in an unlawful assassination. Dug the retro score.