Strong Island (2017)
Critic Consensus: Strong Island uses one family's heartbreaking tragedy to offer a sobering picture of racial injustice in modern America.
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Ford's building blocks are familiar, but this is no call-to-action film or how-to guide for getting answers and moving on.
It's deceptively simple, but it does so much so well. It's heartbreaking by the end...It's just really, really powerful.
A view of systemic racism through a highly personal and artistic lens.
Strong builds a poignant, methodical portrait of loss. Telling William's story won't bring him back, but at least it will let the world know he lived.
There are questions that circle around themselves, endlessly, providing no broader outlook. However, by the same token, it is that very lack of objectivity that makes Strong Island the experience that it is. It is a very tough film to shake.
Audience Reviews for Strong Island
By structuring this film as an intimate exploration of the pain and personal suffering that a family was forced to go through following a horrific tragedy, Ford creates a poignant and heartbreaking documentary that exposes the injustices of a racist society and justice system.
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