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Blindspotting (2018)

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Collin needs to make it through his last three days of probation for a chance at a new start. But his fast-talking childhood bestie, Miles, is a magnet for trouble. The two work as movers, hitting the streets of Oakland, aka "The Town," with a 24-foot truck, watching their home become the trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. Collin and Miles have always been bound by the lively, thrilling and sometimes dangerous city that reared them, but the neighborhood changes suddenly expose their differences. When Collin's final countdown is interrupted by a life-changing missed curfew, their friendship is forced out of its comfortable buddy-comedy existence and sets the Bay boys on a spiraling collision course with each other. Bursting with energy, style, and humor, Blindspotting unravels today's intersection of race and class with urgent and poetic justice. Starring the film's co-writers Rafael Casal (Miles) & Daveed Diggs (Collin), the electrifyingly talented cast serves Oakland's heart and soul on a platter. Boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his sparkling feature debut, this provocative hometown love letter glistens with humanity.

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Critic Reviews for Blindspotting

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (6)

A comedy-drama so caught up in its teachable moments that it often fails to come off like either.

January 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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 ...

January 20, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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A raw, abrasive call for an adjustment in the way we see each other.

January 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

January 19, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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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 | Full Review…

"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.

January 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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