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Judas and the Black Messiah

  • 12-03-2021 4:08pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,760 ✭✭✭

    Surprised there's no thread for this:


    Excellent cast and sitting at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. Gonna rent it later tonight. Has anyone seen it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 81,225 ✭✭✭✭biko

    Looks very good and as said it has 96% critics score and a 95% audience score.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,276 ✭✭✭flasher0030

    biko wrote: »
    Looks very good and as said it has 96% critics score and a 95% audience score.

    Watched it last week. It's ok. I'm not that interested in that whole political agenda. I watched something similar few months ago - Blackkklansman. But it was infiltrating the KKK.
    Both films dragged out for me. Both could easily have been condensed into an hour and nothing significant would be left out.

    No more films for me re KKK, black rights, racial riots etc. Just not my cup of tea.

  • Registered Users Posts: 81,225 ✭✭✭✭biko

    Yeah, movies that are longer than 2 hours often take themselves too seriously.

    You might want to give Malcolm X with Denzel Washington Movie a go, I found it very good.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,122 ✭✭✭✭Oranage2

    Didn't hit hard enough, same as blackkklansman that some of the characters felt too much like caricature. Some excellent scenes but the whole black rights thing wasn't really touched on with any real depth. Also the actors were all late 20s to 30s when the real story was about people in their late teens.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,416 ✭✭✭Shred

    I watched it last night and enjoyed it but it could have done with being maybe 20/30 minutes longer to give more background on the whole movement and that might have meant I connected with it more (this does make me want to read more about it though, maybe that’s the intention).
    I thought Daniel Kaluuya was phenomenal in it but both my wife and I were struggling to understand his accent and so I had to turn subtitles on! The whole ‘I am, a revolutionary!’ scene was amazing and it’s been going through my head all day.

    I’d give it 7.5/10.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 80,883 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    Daniel is cleaning up with awards, seems an Oscar lock too

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,295 ✭✭✭cmac2009

    JP Liz V1 wrote: »
    Daniel is cleaning up with awards, seems an Oscar lock too

    Delighted for him. He's been superb in any films of his I've watched, and comes across as a genuine, funny and humble person in any interviews I've read/seen.

  • Registered Users Posts: 558 ✭✭✭bradolf pittler

    Watched it last night.
    Thought it would be more engaging but it was a decent watch.
    I also found some of the dialogue hard to understand at times.
    Martin Sheen's make up was atrocious.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,688 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark

    Overall a decent film, some good scenes in it.

    Good soundtrack too.

    All of the main characters were played very well

    But I agree Martin sheen was a let down.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,416 ✭✭✭Shred

    Yes I agree; Martin Sheen was a bit Nixon of Watchmen.

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