Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★½

Daniel Kaluuya and Dominique Fishback dominate every scene their in. This film is so well made! The speeches Fred Hampton gives are inspiring, heartbreaking and real. I got emotional several times during the course of the movie.

I suppose the in between moments lost me a little. I usually love LaKeith Stanfield, but he just became the standard “audience pov” for me which when the film shifted from less Kaluuya to more Stanfield it lost me. 
 
Loved that it showed part of the Black Panthers doc from Angela Davis at the beginning. The Chicago 8 scene... wow. Also the attack on the black panthers headquarters. Powerful stuff.

Better than a standard biopic for sure! and I liked it more than The Departed which is what this felt a lot like.

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