Blue Collar ★★½

Blue Collar certainly offers a worthy (and still timely) political moral - one that the Democrats, with their clear priority of pandering to the purveyors of identity politics, seem to have forgotten. And although the poster oversells it as a Richard Prior vehicle and Harvey Keitel was already a Scorsese regular at this point, it is Yaphet Kotto who ends up being the heart and soul of this movie.  But like many directorial debuts, it’s too on-the-nose and too messy in its construction and execution to really compel.