Jack’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm still shocked to see this get nominated for TWO Best Supporting Actor nominations. That's category fraud and I'm afraid it might split the vote (A Paul Raci win would be dope tho ngl).
Film still bangs in the whip 🔥. The "I Am A Revolutionary" scene is top tier direction. It's also worth noted that the Lucas Brothers (22 Jump Street) wrote the screenplay along with Shaka King. Dominique Fishback should also get extra amounts of praise. Her final scene is heartbreaking and a masterclass to watch.
Like I said previously, this is not really a Fred Hampton biopic. It's more of a history lesson on how the FBI corrupted the progression of black people through belittling and spying on organizations who fought for change. The COINTELPRO program was illegal and inhumane. This film doesn't show the glamour and glory of leading a "revolution". And, that's a good thing. History does not need to be whitewashed.