Green Book Reviews
Mahershala ali was great as usual, but also as predictable as usual. there is nothing he can do that would surprise me. that being said,the level of genuiness he brings to his characters where i think another stoic type actor would bring is brilliant. its just stoicism for stoicism sake. not in the moments that arent tense. not every moment is tense and stoic. some are happy and stoic or chill and stoic.
great script. great lines. i loved the line "the world is filled with lonely people too afraid to make the first move." incredible line. incredible.
One thing I liked in this film was how it shown racism across America during that time. In the southern states racism was quite a bit more extreme, but not only the system was discriminatory in New York. The film portrays everyday racism in New York City in a way where all white aren't so racist as to harm people belonging to ethnic minorities, but simply take a minor disliking to them, tend to stray away from chatting with them and have a bit of a superiority complex.
I found this to be one of the most interesting and genuine feeling portrayals of racism in pre-civil rights movement America.
I'm not this was anywhere near a perfect film. It had it's problems, but the script is mostly great and these two great actors bounce of each other so well, and really sell their characters. Someone give Mahershala Ali another oscar.
Even in what should have been intense and high racial conflict situations the water barely warmed yet alone boiled as the writers avoid the central premise of risk associated with the tour / road trip.
Enjoyable but don't expect to be challenged.
The two main characters were really good together, the actors had a ton of chemistry, and the storyline was really powerful while keeping everything pretty light. It was the best new movie I've seen in a few years, which is the only reason I'm bothering to review it. Definitely go see it!