Judas and the Black Messiah review: "Creed" and "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler takes on the role of producer to give the first-time director Shaka King his big break and achieves it with great success. Shaka King's directorial debut about how Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton met his demise at the hands of FBI informant William O'Neal is stylish, incredible, and fast-paced that will have you engaged from start to finish. Lakeith Stanfield gives an excellent performance as William O'Neal and establishes himself as one of the best actors working today. Daniel Kaluuya gives a phenomenal performance as Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Black Panther Party during the late 1960s. Kaluuya's take on Fred Hampton is a leader who believes that he is trying to do the right thing, but his beliefs come across as more harm than help, and Kaluuya commands the film with an iron fist. "Judas and the Black Messiah" is a great and tense biopic that will have your heart beating rapidly from start to finish. Thanks to Ryan Coogler's incredible vision, Shaka King's outstanding direction, an excellent performance by Lakeith Stanfield, and a phenomenal Oscar-caliber performance by Daniel Kaluuya, "Judas and the Black Messiah" is a timely film that everyone must see to understand how far we've come when discussing racism in the African American culture. Despite not directing the film, "Judas and the Black Messiah" is another hit for Ryan Coogler, who continues to establish himself as one of the best filmmakers working today.
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