Deborah Ross

The best film of the year: Judas and the Black Messiah reviewed

Daniel Kaluuya is electrifying and you will bite your nails until you have no nails left

Electrifying: Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah. Credit: © Warner Bros/Glen Wilson

Judas and the Black Messiah is a biopic about Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, but it’s not your regular biopic because it’s told as crime thriller, through the eyes of a snitch, who may be found out at any minute. This film says what it has to say — about race, injustice, police brutality — but excitingly, thrillingly and non-formulaically.

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