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Blindspotting (2018)

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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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Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men's friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in. Longtime friends and collaborators, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style, and humor, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

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Cast

Ethan Embry
as Officer Molina
Tisha Campbell-Martin
as Martin-Mama Liz
Wayne Knight
as Patrick
Ziggy Baitinger
as Sean "Piggy" Jones
Travis Parker
as Randall Marshall
Lance Cameron Holloway
as Curtis "Cuttie" Cutworth
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Critic Reviews for Blindspotting

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (38)

A mercurial and explosive film, Blindspotting nimbly parses conflicts about race, rent, incarceration and gentrification.

December 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Reportedly 10 years in the making, Blindspotting is a refreshingly original, gritty and stylised version of the typical rites-of-passage story.

October 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

October 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Try and take your electrified eyes off it. It's practically 2018: The Movie.

October 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

October 3, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Racism, gentrification, police brutality, start-up culture, corporate branding, social media, the justice system ... Blindspotting is eager to take them all on with style and wit, and it succeeds more often than not.

July 27, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blindspotting

½

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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

½

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.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

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.

Glenn Gaylord
Glenn Gaylord

Super Reviewer

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