Blindspotting ★★★★½

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by an excessively violent group of police officers outside a Minneapolis grocery store, just because he used counterfeit money to pay for some cigarettes there, then refused to return them when challenged about that. Afterwards, the country exploded with violence. Stores have been smashed to pieces, cars have been lit on fire, and other cops have even been injured and/or killed themselves.

Amongst all this chaos, I’ve heard 2018’s relatively overlooked Blindspotting being hailed as more timely than ever, just like Contagion was when COVID-19 first hit. Going into completely blind, I hoped with all of my heart that it would be a genuinely great movie, not something that’s been blown way out of proportion just because it relates to current events. Thankfully, it’s far and away the former.

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