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Blindspotting Reviews

July 27, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 27, 2018
"Blindspotting" is directed with fervor by first-timer Carlos López Estrada, who brings its simmering tensions to a boil without letting the pot overflow.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 27, 2018
[Casal and Diggs'] talent and charisma are all but undeniable, and their ambition is impossible not to admire, but their execution is confused - fatally so, from a storytelling standpoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 26, 2018
The film moves like a pendulum between the comforting tone of a buddy comedy and dark themes of systemic racism and police brutality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 26, 2018
See the movie, for its urgency, for its performances, and for the vibrant portrait of a community being erased in the names of progress and profit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2018
Blindspotting is a compelling film with much to say about subjects like gentrification and race - things it approaches with a mix of wit and seriousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2018
From the mean streets of Oakland, Calif., comes a story about friendship, race and class that's a veritable revelation suffused with authenticity and wisdom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 26, 2018
This is a movie that should be seen. You will think about it for a long time, wrestling with the questions it asks and doesn't always answer, at least not in a traditional way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 20, 2018
A cathartic battle cry against police brutality and gentrification, and a sensitive, nuanced unpacking of race and identity
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 20, 2018
'Blindspotting' has enough verve, humor, and passion to recommend it-even as it overplays its hand in its final minutes.
July 20, 2018
Blindspotting moves at a brisk pace and raises the dramatic stakes with each scene; director Estrada has a masterful touch for pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 20, 2018
Movies about race in America are seldom in short supply, but rarely do they venture past the realm of personal prejudice into the more complicated terrain of economic racism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 20, 2018
Like all great movies, Blindspotting is a force to be reckoned with and wrestled with. No matter where you land in your assessment, your expectations are guaranteed to be shattered.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 19, 2018
Still, it's hard to remember a recent movie that so powerfully distilled social issues into a single relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2018
Co-stars and co-writers Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal have a lot to say, much of it funny and/or provocative, but neither they nor first-time feature director Carlos López Estrada can figure out a way to shape all this material into a cohesive film.
July 19, 2018
A timely meditation on what it means to be black and presumed guilty in America.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 19, 2018
It's so incredibly tense and everything that did feel messy and scattered all of a sudden comes together in a way that does feel cohesive, and does feel focused, and does feel powerful in a way that perhaps it had not previously.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
July 19, 2018
Estrada has made a vibrant film, one popping with ideas and ideals as it presents a vivid and complicated Oakland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 19, 2018
Two Oakland homies, 'Hamilton' star Daveed Diggs and poet Rafael Casal, create an intensely personal story about life on the edge in a rapidly changing city. Even when the plot fires off in too many directions, Diggs and Casal will keep you riveted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 19, 2018
Blindspotting is entertaining, but it also packs an emotional punch.
July 18, 2018
A spirited, thoughtful, thoroughly entertaining valentine to a city and its still-unfolding history, and a bracing reminder that two things can be true at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 17, 2018
I unabashedly admire the movie's aims, and think "Blindspotting" ought to be seen by the widest audience possible.
July 17, 2018
Superb and daring ... a thrilling, riotous, language-drunk elegy and celebration for this most unfixed of cities.
July 17, 2018
An exuberant, brightly colored, zigzagging portrait of a city, an uneasy transformation and a friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 16, 2018
Real-life friends Diggs and Casal must have less of an unstable dynamic than their characters; the two actors wrote Blindspotting together and perform a potentially fraught duet as its leads.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 16, 2018
"Blindspotting" will go down as one of the good things by which 2018 will be remembered. It's a serious work of passion, intuition and artistic intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 16, 2018
The conflicts are schematic, the characters are thinly sketched, and Diggs displays his hip-hop artistry as if stepping upstage.
May 16, 2018
More than a treatise or answer key, it's a palpable blast of frustration and rage that shakes you - and should vault Diggs to the top of every casting agent's list.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 20, 2018
A comedy-drama so caught up in its teachable moments that it often fails to come off like either.
Top Critic
January 20, 2018
The film's messy mix of flavorful, sometimes over-the-top character comedy and sincere racial politics benefits from the voice of its stars, who also wrote the script ...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 20, 2018
A raw, abrasive call for an adjustment in the way we see each other.
January 19, 2018
The ultimate success of Blindspotting comes down to the intensity of emotion percolating beneath each scene, with Diggs' face exuding fury for an unjust world that has no use for his goodwill.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 19, 2018
Estrada's debut feature brandishes a brash exuberance and stilted storytelling tropes in roughly equal measure, yielding a final result that stimulates just as it cheapens itself dramatically.
January 19, 2018
"Blindspotting" encourages audiences to look beyond surface prejudices and really see their fellow citizens for the first time. If ever there was a film to open America's eyes, this is it.