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M oviegoers who will leave this movie having learned for the first time that Dr. Shirley and Green Books existed but only through a white lens, deserved better than this shallow introduction to an integral part of Black history.
'Green Book' has all the hallmarks of a new American classic. But dig a little deeper and you'll soon discover this "feel-good" film is problematic as all hell, making its adoration by awards season rather infuriating.
For the life of me, I can't see what distinguishes this from the tons of other polite Oscar dramas that came before it. We're in familiar territory here, and the formula has produced much stronger, more dynamic results than this.
Even with admirable acting, and such a crowd-pleasing, inspirational story, Green Book essentially feels like civil-rights lip-service for a white audience... it's a disappointing portrayal of historical systemic racism.