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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. Read critic reviews

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Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning in his Oakland, Calif., neighborhood. His bond with his volatile best friend soon gets tested when Collin sees a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets. Things soon come to a head when the buddies attend a party at the upscale home of a young and wealthy tech entrepreneur.

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Critic Reviews for Blindspotting

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

    December 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • What could have been laboured and polemical is deftly handled, defused with comedy and powered by a pulsating score.

    October 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • By equal turns tense and witty but with plenty of perceptive social commentary to go around, this is a film that only gets more rewarding the more you look under its surface.

    October 5, 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…
  • Try and take your electrified eyes off it. It's practically 2018: The Movie.

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

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  • Apr 07, 2019
    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. W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 19, 2019
    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 Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2019
    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 G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2018
    It is hard to see an intelligent film that transits so smoothly from buddy comedy to serious drama within a structure that is essentially Shakespearean, with characters that never seem less than real and a hard-hitting racial statement delivered with the necessary acuity and perception.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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