Austin Burke’s review published on Letterboxd:
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In honor of my 30 minute Sundance Tier List (possibly the longest Tier List I have ever made), I had to go ahead and log my second viewing of this awesome film. First off, thanks for your support on that video, as it took an entire day to make. I wanted to get one more watch in before my YouTube review, and it was just as impactful, visually stunning, and epic the second time around. Again, my few nitpicks (mostly with character development and pacing) stand, but the film does not suffer too much because of it. Even with Stanfield giving a subtle yet brilliant performance as our lead, Kaluuya just stands out while running away with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar this year. Paul Raci still has a piece of my heart, but Kaluuya is in another stratosphere compared to most of the potential nominees. Mix that with a brilliant script and a tragic true story, these elements create a formula for success. The lack of a Best Picture nomination for Critics Choice is a bit worrisome for its Oscar chances, but I am still holding out a bit of hope. Regardless, it is one that will truly stand the test of time and hopefully resonate with many this year. Warner Brothers has a real winner on their hands.