ChristopherLamb’s review published on Letterboxd:
Oooof. Extremely powerful film that really coalesces beautifully in the climax. It feels like the movie just punched you in the face, leaving you with a metaphorical black eye which makes it impossible to forget it over night. In fact there are many memorable scenes and indelible moments than I imagine will stick with me for awhile.
Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal not only give superb performances as the two leads, but they also wrote the movie and made two really strong characters with a great chemistry and some of the most organic dialogue, humor I’ve heard in a movie this year. There were some parts that dragged for me and some aspects that lacked subtlety, especially with some of the minor characters, but I loved this and its themes are still rattling around in my head.
Can’t wait for more from these two and director Carlos Lopez Estrada. Highly recommend.