Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah ★★★★

I expected Judas and the Black Messiah to be everything but a spy thriller, but that's exactly what it is. The film takes place in the poorer neighborhoods of Chicago, where the Black Panther movement rises and is stripped of false sentiments or unnecessary drama. The moment LaKeith Standfields character realizes that he is in a dangerous situation and he can't get out any longer makes him behave like an animal in a cage. Opposite Stanfield is Daniel Kaluuya, who rightly won the Oscar for the portrayal of his character: the leader of the movement, a gentle poet, a genius orator and a friendly man who is able to hyponotize a crowd with carefully chosen words and his penetrating gaze. In a short time, LaKeith Standfield has become a favorite actor. Judas and the Black Messiah, which I guess might be regarded as an important film in time, got me on the tip of my chair for the entire film. Bravo for that!

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