Our film centres around two friends- Collin (Daveed Diggs) who is currently on probation with only three days remaining and his best friend Miles (Rafael Casal). The two work daily as removalists and Miles at times can be a little wild and hot-tempered. With Colin trying to stay out of trouble and Miles’ temper, naturally, something happens that may risk Colin’s probation and send him straight to jail.
One of the best elements within this film is the snappy and well-timed dialogue, in particular from our two leads. I was personally surprised at how well written this film was. It feels realistic, and you forget that you’re watching a movie. The leading characters are also capable of making the audience laugh in one moment and then deliver complete suspense the next.
Without giving away any spoilers, the film’s overall message and theme is also rather relatable. The meaning and information of the film is a rather surprising one, and many people will be able to connect with it. I also found this part of the film a pleasant surprise that will stay with me for some time. This film spoke to me. Powerful.
Blindspotting is very well shot, giving the audience a real sense of the city street and nightlife that surrounds the characters.
Overall, I wasn’t aware of this film when it was released in theatres. I was mindful of praise given to it by other critics, and I’m proud to say I understand why people love this film. It’s different, creative, has excellent dialogue and the film’s message, while a true surprise, is extremely relatable. I feel this film has gone under the radar for most Movie lovers, but I will proudly encourage you to please don’t miss it.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden