Judas and the Black Messiah

You can kill a revolutionary, but you canʼt kill the revolution.


Judas and the Black Messiah
Fred Hampton, a young, charismatic activist, becomes Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party - putting him directly in the cross-hairs of the government, the FBI, and the Chicago Police. But to destroy the revolution, the authorities are going to need a man on the inside. So Bill O’Neal infiltrates the Black Panther Party on behalf of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Party Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. The film has already won several awards, and has six Oscar nominations.

126 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Prejudice).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Darrell Britt-Gibson
Director
Shaka King
ScreenplayWill Berson, Shaka King, Kenneth Lucas, Keith Lucas
MusicCraig Harris, Mark Isham
CinematographySean Bobbitt
EditingKristan Sprague
Sound formatsDolby Atmos
SoundtrackListen to samples or get it right now on Amazon

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SA distributorEmpire Entertainment
Made in2021
Produced byBRON Studios, Bron Creative, MACRO, Participant, Proximity

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHistory
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone (sic)
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for violence and pervasive language
Runtime126
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
4
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
49 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
319 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAn electrifying dramatization of historical events, Judas and the Black Messiah is a forceful condemnation of racial injustice -- and a major triumph for its director and stars.
19
CommonSenseMedia
Monique Jones quote iconInformative Black Panther drama has violence, language.
10
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconBoth timeless and timely.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
161 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
250+ users
18
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
19
IMDB
32567 Netizens
15
The Movie DB
Community
15

Average .. 80%

16

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