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Blindspotting

Posted on November 13, 2018 by James Shults

Release Date: July 27, 2018

Director: Carlos López Estrada

Overall Rating: Good

Collin, played by Daveed Diggs, is an ex-con about to complete a year of probation. All he needs to do is follow the rules for the next three days.

The Good

You can lose yourself in the performances, particularly from Daveed Diggs as Colin and Rafel Casel as Colin’s best friend, Miles. The two also wrote the movie together. It makes sense as their on-screen friendship feels completely real. It’s also just a great time getting to hang out with these two, through both joyous and brutal moments.

The Bad

I really only have one nitpick with Blindspotting and it’s minor. It’s towards the end, the moment when Colin decides to use his friend Miles’s gun. I won’t describe the scene further. I’ll just say that it seemed like Colin would have been above this. That he was stronger or even smarter than than what his character actually does.

The Ugly

The trailer for Blindspotting was very misleading. It sold the film as being 100% drama but this is not that. There’s a lot of comedy in Blindspotting. Good comedy. It’s also kind of a low-key musical, as the main character seems to bend reality a bit from time to time when he breaks into rapping about what he’s thinking or what’s going on around him.

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