IVVNNN [ian]’s review published on Letterboxd:
“You monsters got me feeling like a monster in my own town!”
Blindspotting is a powerful & moving film that touches on important social commentary we face today. From racial profiling, oppression, to the uncertainty and confusion of a person’s identity that becomes insecure, typically due to a change their expected aims or role in society.
What an eye-opener of a film! It’s gotta be one of the most important films I’ve seen this year. Blindspotting first starts off like a call-back from hilarious comedies such as F. Gary Gray’s Friday, into a suspenseful crime drama that felt like the film was going off the rails in any moment.
The dialogue and writing is completely poetic and straight forward that doesn’t always shove propoganda in your face, just like the recent Boots Riley’s film, Sorry to Bother You that felt like it tried too hard getting the point across. But with Blindspotting it’s brilliantly written by Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs who also are the main actors of the film, who do an incredible heightened performance throughout, especially during the third act.
Soundtrack is definitely a lot of fun, throwing hip-hop tracks by Mac Dre to E-40 along with occasional references of music artists to film-makers is a treat.
That climax tho, it is powerful. Definitely check this film out whenever you get the chance!