Reviews: Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

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  • Andrea Chase @
    • Excerpt: The religious overtones come towards the end of this searing examination of racial politics during the 1960s. And when they arrive, in a sequence that is most assuredly a shout-out to the Last Supper, director/co-writer Shaka King has earned the right, and then some, to invoke the metaphor
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: If you don’t know about the 1969 murder of Chicago Black Panthers Chairman Fred Hampton at the behest of J. Edgar Hoover, prepare to be shocked. If you do know the story, prepare to watch this film with a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach.
  • [New] | Roxana Hadadi @
    • Excerpt: Why explore Black power icon Fred Hampton through the people who killed him?
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Shaka King shows us how and why the FBI assassinated Fred Hampton