Its all-Asian cast makes it an important film, but that it’s a solid romantic comedy makes it worth seeing. There’s also a lot of excellent character work (though obviously some characters needed some extra help they don’t get). It’s imperfect, but it’s still well-done.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Gonna be wrestling with this one for a while. A solid undercover cop movie and explosive exploration of racism. But here’s my big issue with it: there’s a masterful scene where Lee cuts between the KKK induction ceremony and a meeting of the black student union, showing the horrific conclusion of the genteel, ornate event. But the movie also loads up a ton of painfully obvious connections to modern politics, which it doesn’t need especially when it ends with footage from last year’s Charlottesville attacks.
Still, the performances are terrific across the board. It’s still one of 2018’s must-see movies.