Critic Reviews for Black
The filmmaking is aesthetically sublime, but that's about all it's got going, and by its climax, you're just waiting for them to check the double-murder boxes.
An uncompromising look at posturing teens emotionally unequipped with the adult world, reminiscent of genre standouts like Kids and City of God, complete with a heavy pinch of social unrest and interracial conflict which calls to mind La Haine.
Underneath the street locations and locally cast actors, however, this is as slickly vapid and Hollywood (in the bad sense) as it gets.
The potency of this depiction, with its powder-keg tensions, starts with an unflinching approach behind the camera.
There is much to recommend this picture, not least the nervy camerawork and a pair of knockout performances from Martha Canga Antonio and Aboubakr Bensaihi as young lovers from opposite sides of a gang war.
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