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Judas and the Black Messiah is a movie starring Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, and Jesse Plemons. The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal.
  • 7.7 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
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  • 2019-02-21 Added:
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  • Shaka King, Director:
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1 / 10

The epitome of for-profit propagation of anti-white racism.

This fantasy film fails to even so much as mention "African" American voluntary roles in and profiting from the extermination and ongoing discrimination of Native indian tribes people going back hundreds of years. Nor does it mention anything of African (you know, the actual continent) tribal roles in starting, controlling and profiting from slavery and discrimination against fellow Africans, going back thousands of years until present day. The ultimate hypocrisy on display here. -10 stars.

6 / 10

Judas and the Black Messiah

6/10 - like many of the awards contenders this year, this film settles on being just good instead of taking the next step to be truly great

8 / 10

Devastating

And this year's supporting Oscar goes to... Danial Kaluuya. This movie is superbly made with outstanding performances all around. Danial and Lakeith Stanfield give performances of lifetime.

This film feels more of a thriller than a biopic, and you get accounts of all point of views. Devastating from start to finish

10 / 10

Ignore reviews by David_Vogel_1

I want to begin by addressing the title of this review. David_Vogel_1 intentionally review bombs African American films that do not fit or suit his narrative. Simply take a look at his previous movie reviews and you'll see he "one stars" them.

This film is about the true story of Fred Hampton and the FBI. Do not look up the history until after the film or it will be spoiled for you. It is absolutely worth the watch and the acting is superb!

9 / 10

Powerful

? Daniel Kaluuya is a beast. Powerful, magnetic, I can't even consider him a "supporting role" here.

? LaKeith Stanfield would be the performance to talk if Kaluuya was not here. Very credible doing both sides. Dominique Fishback is very good as the balance to Hampton's character. Jesse Plemons is like the same Plemons ever, but always good on it.

? Soundtrack (god damn, perfection), Shaka King handling the camera, cinematography.

? A lot of quotable discourses, especially from Hampton (Kaluuya).

? Yeah, the FBI are the bad guys.

? Honestly, felt that the 2nd act is not as compelling as the initial or the last act. It's still good. But if it was at the same level, this would be a 5-star movie.