August Keller


Sobering in content yet hypnotic in delivery, Blindspotting is a movie that is intentional about what it is serving. Though this motion picture has its limitations, the experience is powered by key performances, consistently fresh craft, and candid messages. Daveed Diggs and Rafeel Casal both bring their conflicted characters to life and provide authentic chemistry, which is the core of Blindspotting. Meanwhile, there is plenty of interesting shots, abstract imagery and biting wit to keep audiences ignited.

Conversely, the most controversial aspect of Blindspotting is definitely its writing. In some ways brilliant, in other ways plain; Blindspotting combines a compelling premise with astute themes and poetic dialogue, yet resolves with a marginally deficient narrative. Many will love this film for the poignant issues it addresses but others will notice stagnation in its peripheral characters, undercutting its conclusions. Despite this, even this movie’s biggest critics will admit its undeniable quality. Overall, Blindspotting is a honorable film that will challenge viewers to grow and charm them along the way.

Writing: 7/10
Direction: 8/10
Cinematography: 8/10
Acting: 8/10
Editing: 8/10
Sound: 8/10
Score/Soundtrack: 8/10
Production Design: 7/10
Casting: 7/10
Effects: 7/10

Overall Score: 7.6/10