Tesfa’s review published on Letterboxd:
We all heard the story, read about it and made our mind about how the US Justice system treats blacks. However What I loved the most and was thankful for this film to be made was for the performances.
I think Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield have established themselves as two of the best working actors of their generation. It's impossible to take eyes off their performances. They embodied their characters and made sure I feel what they feel, to think about what they were saying, to see their actions. It was fantastic to watch them.
What was less satisfying was the script. I wished, especially considering Lakeith Stanfield's talent and how he did an extraordinary job for the less than ideal character he was given, I wished they spent more time in building and developing the complexities of the character instead of making him a two dimensional subject. I thought it was a missed opportunity to make the whole film epic not only with performances and the general story but with it's specific writing too.