Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

Daniel Kaluuya puts forth a powerful performance while Lakeith Stanfield, in a conflicted state, goes toe to toe with him, as the two seek an answer to the question of how much can they give of themselves to others while still staying true to their own self. I was also very impressed by the performances of both Dominiques as they helped build the foundation the leads could shine from.

While I found it very engaging, it wanders a bit in the second act as the chess pieces are placed around the board. Once everything is put in place, the third act flies by though. Great finish and great direction overall by Shaka King.

I loved Isham and Harris’ score. It fit perfectly and was very original and true to the spirit of the film.

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