Critic Consensus: As timely as it is overall impactful, Blindspotting blends buddy comedy with seething social commentary, and rises on the strength of Daveed Diggs' powerful performance.
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Critic Reviews for Blindspotting
A mercurial and explosive film, Blindspotting nimbly parses conflicts about race, rent, incarceration and gentrification.
Reportedly 10 years in the making, Blindspotting is a refreshingly original, gritty and stylised version of the typical rites-of-passage story.
It's acted with naturalistic brio and the script, by Diggs and Casal, is full of pungent dialogue and nuanced reflections on Collin's struggle to avoid becoming a stereotypically angry young black man.
Try and take your electrified eyes off it. It's practically 2018: The Movie.
The film's spell grows and grows, perhaps because we're not sure exactly what the writers and first-time director Carlos López Estrada are preaching or promoting.
Audience Reviews for Blindspotting
A buddy comedy with perception, wit, an edge, and balls, we are taken into the crossroads of modern urban living - downtown Oakland, baby! - where clear cut roads are hard to find, much less follow, and where the divisions between us are worth an ass-kicking. One of the buds is on probation and trying to change his circumstance. The other should be on probation...at the very least. Preachy sometimes, but always electrifying. Good stuff.
Spectacularly well made, and even weirdly kind of relatable in parts, Blindspotting may not come away being my favourite movie of the year or anything, but it's the sort of one that I would absolutely not be mad about taking home the big awards. Absolutely felt these characters. The only movie in literally as long as I can remember, that actually gave me nightmares.
BLINDSPOTTING (3 1/2 Stars) A tad overstuffed...oh who am I kidding...it's completely overstuffed in that first time director kinda way...but it's filled with energy, passion and a unique look at friendship, race, gentrification, and how we see or don't see each other simultaneously. David Diggs and Rafael Casal, who co-wrote, take a buddy stoner comedy and turn it on its ear. It spins its wheels at times, but there's something fresh and bold about it nonetheless. Like the inferior SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, it has a lot going on, but our two BLINDSPOTTING leads make you care.
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