Judas and the Black Messiah

2021 • 125 minutes
3.6
207 reviews
97%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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FBI informant William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O'Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton's political prowess grows just as he's falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?
3.6
207 reviews
Stephen Jacewicz
April 4, 2021
Electrifying and tense, this true story film delievers with the performances by Kaluuya and Stanfield. It talks of the best and worst of people in a beautiful way and is shinyly filmed. Apparently it also got everything right, unlike other historical films. There is alot of cursing which takes away my reccomandation for it, yet it is important if you can somehow find a clean version. It teaches alot and leaves you really thinking. So happy Kaluyaa won The Golden Globe for this.
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Scott Fanetti
April 29, 2021
I love all the anti-wh ite propaganda pushed out by hollywood these days. Its part of the reason I can no longer support the modern woke left. Modern Hollywood is just chock full of racists and violent people pretending everyone else is a Na zi - in order to keep people from realizing how privileged adult pretenders are. This movie is just yet another "linear time does not exist" whitey is evil movie. If you have seen one - you have seen them all. The movie plot might as well have been written by Go ebbels.
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deborah elliott
April 15, 2021
This is a very important movie which deserves to be seen. The website Politifact says this movie is reliable and sticks to the facts pretty well. They were checking this movie for accuracy. J Edgar Hoover had it out for independent black men who were powerful activists. This whole era is a stunning disgrace for the FBI, reprehensible. We are living in an era now in 2021 where white cops think they can murder black people with impunity. This is a very timely and relevant film!
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