Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah

Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) leads this true story drama as Fred Hampton, deputy chairman of the national Black Panther Party, who was assassinated in 1969 by the FBI. LaKeith Stanfield (Knives Out) co-stars as William O’Neal, a petty criminal coerced into helping the FBI silence the Black Panther Party. Also stars Dominique Fishback (Project Power), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Emmy nominee Jesse Plemons (Fargo: Season 2) and Golden Globe winner Martin Sheen as J Edgar Hoover.

2021125 minsUSA
CrimeDramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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Judas and the Black Messiah / Reviews

USA Today

USA Today

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.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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.

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Variety

Variety

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An electrifying ensemble piece...

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

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

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

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

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Shaka King is a force to be reckoned with.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Daniel Kaluuya gives an electrifying performance...

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