Wow, so this basically disappeared without trace, huh?
With that murderer’s row of talent, and how good the movie is, I can’'t understand why. Did the marketing screw the pooch by leaning too much into the We Have Themes And Talent So We’re Worthy angle (and by implication tedious awards bait), instead of the more accurate tense pulp crime thriller angle?
You can definitely feel like you’re watching a thing that’s been condensed from a more sprawling work at times, chiefly in the Chicago politics, but the story works, the cast is terrific, and Steve MCQueen knows how to craft a fucking motion picture.
And man, Daniel Kaluuya is nasty in the best possible way.
I really liked this one.