Sara’s review published on Letterboxd:
When they see us was almost too painful to watch. It was a case I wasn’t aware of, probably cause I’m not American, but still I had to pause my screen multiple times to just cry before I could continue and you just keep wondering how many more times this has happened, not only in the US, but in my country as well. The injustice and racism is real, and it affects all of us, especially black and brown children
It was well directed, masterfully acted, my favorite was Jharrel Jerome, like most people I saw him for the first time on Moonlight and he keeps blowing me away with his talent, but everyone was amazing. It looked great as well, probably cause the cinematographer was Bradford Young (someone give him an Oscar already)
The only thing I can criticize this project about is the casting of Storm Reid as Jharrel Jerome’s love interest, she’s 15 and he’s 21, I don’t blame on the actors, but this has unfortunately become almost a tradition in Hollywood and it needs to stop...