One Night in Miami Reviews

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January 23, 2021
One of the captivating elements of this 110-minute movie is its one-night setting. We see the men as they were then and only then.
January 22, 2021
One Night in Miami... allows us to see these men beyond how history has written them - as figures of pure action and ideology - and as something more relatably human.
January 22, 2021
The final moments of One Night in Miami... will haunt you, and they'll remind you: There's still work to do.
January 22, 2021
At this moment in time, King's directorial debut arrives like a thunderclap.
January 17, 2021
There's a Shakespearean quality to One Night in Miami, wrestling with grand ideas about the complexities of the human experiences through these flawed but noble characters.
January 17, 2021
Here King lets narrative ingenuity permeate each frame as she remains behind the camera, drawing us inside this circle of legends, each of whom represents distinct aspects of Black identity and struggle.
January 16, 2021
Masterful. It never felt static even though it was all in a hotel room, because of the superb dialogue and the masterful acting.
January 16, 2021
During it, I kept toggling back and forth over "Which one is my favorite?" Because all the performances are really strong.
January 16, 2021
A compelling, well-made movie based on a play. Uniformly well-acted.
January 16, 2021
The movie, as shot by Tami Reiker, is rich in visual texture. And the actors, all terrific, serve as able guides through the material.
January 16, 2021
As a filmmaker, [King] is a natural, and if "One Night in Miami" rarely leaves that hotel room, it never feels less than a movie.
January 16, 2021
We don't know the details of that famous meeting of four legends more than half-century ago, but if it was anything like what plays out in One Night in Miami, oh what a night.
January 16, 2021
King and the actors at the heart of One Night in Miami make its most quiet moments compelling, letting its audience become a fly on the wall on the fictional fringes of history.
January 16, 2021
King proves to be a generous director, giving each character time to shine. And the soundtrack is awesome.
January 16, 2021
One Night in Miami is about innocence and experience, and Ms. King, a well-known actress herself, has a cast at her disposal that is capable of enormous subtlety.
January 15, 2021
One Night in Miami is an act of imagination. It does not reinvent the wheel. It polishes and clarifies the spokes -- all while moving and entertaining us in the process.
January 15, 2021
The film has the feel of theater, focusing on conversation and subtle power dynamics rather than a lot of movement and action. But some nimble staging and stunning performances from all four of its lead actors make One Night in Miami pulse with energy.
January 15, 2021
Director Regina King ignites a powderkeg by casting four dynamite actors as 1964 civil-rights icons-Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X, Eli Goree as Cassius Clay, Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown, and an Oscar worthy Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke-and letting them rip.
January 15, 2021
One Night In Miami feels squarely placed within well-crafted frameworks of the past, meant to succeed only within a wholly conservative future.
January 15, 2021
They just about get away with it. But too much of One Night in Miami feels blinded by the footlights.
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