This movie is directed by Spike Lee and it stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace and Jasper Paakkonen.
This film is based on a true story. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African American detective in Colorado Spring Police Department. Ron decides to become a member of the Ku Klux Klan and partners up with a Jewish detective, Flip (Adam Driver), and together they infiltrate into this organization to try to prevent any violent attacks.
This film started a bit slow for me. It was until the end of the 2nd act where I began to become interested in this film. There were some scenes that I particularly wasn’t a fan of for instance there are a few scenes where the same thing happens but you see it in 3 to 4 different angles. The film is funny at times but not too much that it takes away the seriousness. The acting in this movie is superb as I had a rollercoaster of emotions during the movie. This film successfully portrays the racism that existed back in the 70s while simultaneously making you realize that racism isn’t only part of history but we are still experiencing it right now. This film is relevant in every aspect (socially and politically). Just when you think you’ve seen it all and heard it all this movie ends with footage of Charlottesville (occurred in 2017) and it hits you how racism is relevant and how the current president in the White House encourages this behavior. This film is important and it’s definitely a must see film.
I give this film a 7.5 out of 10