Judas and the Black Messiah

125 mins
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Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) won the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA in this true story drama as Fred Hampton, deputy... More

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Judas and the Black Messiah | Ratings & Reviews

"In Shaka King’s historical drama, Daniel Kaluuya plays a powerful—if slightly watered-down version—of Fred Hampton, radical leader of the Black Panthers, with LaKeith Stanfield as William (Bill) O’Neal, an informant cultivated by the FBI. It’s a compelling watch that will have you engrossed and hoping for events to turn out differently from what you may already know is coming."


"Delivered this boldly and with tension to spare only makes it hit that much harder."


"What makes "Judas" stand out is an emphasis on the personal aspects of a true revolutionary who tried to empower others for the greater good while unknowingly facing subterfuge from within."

USA TodayUSA Today

"If anything, the fact that this film feels enervating and relevant 50 years later speaks to just how right Hampton was. You can kill a person, but you can't kill an idea."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"The powerful film puts the current moment into fresh historical context and suggests that ambivalence can its own form of betrayal."


"The film is resonant..."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"An electrifying ensemble piece..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A nerve-wrenching conspiracy movie that ends up closing in on one of its conspirators."

Daily TelegraphDaily Telegraph

"May stir the pot some, and I'm glad."

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

"Shaka King's film, anchored by two sterling lead performances, complicates the expected narrative of martyrdom."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"Shaka King is a force to be reckoned with."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Daniel Kaluuya gives an electrifying performance..."


Judas and the Black Messiah | Details

Award winner
Best Supporting Actor (Kaluuya) at the 2021 Academy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTAs. Best Original Song for "Fight for You" at the 2021 Academy Awards.
MA15+, Strong violence and coarse language
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin

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