Movie Review: The Last Black Man in San Francisco
This film is directed by Joe Talbot and it stars Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Mike Epps, Finn Wittrock and Rob Morgan.
This film is about two best friends Jimmie (Jimmie Fails) and Mont (Jonathan Majors) who tirelessly try to reclaim a home that was built by Jimmie’s grandfather.
Been hearing nothing but positive reviews about this film. I must say that I agree with most of the reviews but sadly I don’t completely agree. It’s a beautiful film with outstanding performances. This film has beautiful scenes and its visually gorgeous. What didn’t work for me was the story at the beginning of this movie as I was confused until the middle of the film. Once I was able to understand the story I was intrigued by it. It’s a beautiful story about not entirely letting go of something you truly love. This film also brings a light to other issues for instance house prices not being affordable for certain classes and those in low income living in areas that are highly toxic. I will say that the first scene is very powerful and it moved me (it’s a scene with a small girl and a man). Another thing that didn’t work for me was the pacing. I was bored for most of this film. I feel terrible for saying that I was bored and I’m aware I’m going to get criticize for it but I rather get criticism to writing my true thoughts than to get followers and approval for being a hypocrite. I’m a big fan of small films that are character driven but this film wasn’t the film I was expecting to see after all those excellent reviews. It’s a film that deserves to be seen but I’m not sure if I’d recommend it.
I give this film a 6 out of 10