Blindspotting (2018) - Comedy, Crime, Drama

Hohum Score

6

Engaging

While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.

IMDB: 7.4
Director: Carlos López Estrada
Stars: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 131 found boring (6.1%)

One-line Reviews (57)

" Not an overpowering statement on police/racial issues, but entertaining nonetheless.

mildly funny and entertaining at times, it turned into a social commentary filled with symbolism and metaphors.

This is one of the most suspenseful films of 2018.

I enjoyed it very much.

Slow and boring.

Disclaimer: I turned off this movie after EIGHT minutes because it was so boring.

That is the standout of this film, the ability to be hilarious while also being a realistically intense look on our society.

I watched 30 min of this film and could not take any more,,, It is a film that tries to be cool in every way but maybe a bit of bad acting and pretentious script all in the goal of trying to be cool it seems .

We both enjoyed it, interesting characters and a gripping social commentary all the way through.

It is definitely worth the watch.

There are parts of this movie that are so powerful, visceral and gripping like it's daring you to look away.

It's SO BORING, just the first 5 minutes are SO POINTLESSLY BORING.

All in all, this film does okay in most departments, but its unremarkable and anticlimactic ending as well as the overall uneventful story makes it dismally unsuccessful in conveying its message to its viewers.

An enjoyable intro .

I really enjoyed it as well.

More like Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing and less like Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station, this exciting comedy/drama catches the cultural complexity of a dynamic urban setting without despairing over the constant economic and racial setbacks.

There was a fear from me that the film would seem amateurish from its budget and momentary poor acting from supporting cast members, but the tight script, pacing, comedic moments, and two leads swept me in making this an insightful and thrilling drama.

This has been a pretty good year for black filmmakers with Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting coming out of Oakland, both very fresh, very original, and entertaining, each packed with a powerful punch.

One of the worst movies I'd ever seen, as bad as that Disaster Artist wreck, the one with James Franco, obviously.

Still it has alot of comedy and also very intense scenes where i felt my heartbeat go fast.

Don't waste your time.

Just super-slow shots of boring stuff and characters being annoying and boring.

They never over-act, yet they are gripping to watch.

Boring .

It's intense and equally heartwarming as it is heartbreaking.

The co-writing and acting duo of Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal along with feature directing debut of Carlos Lopez Estrada have brought one of the most compelling and thought-provoking dramas I have seen this year.

The ending was a really cool and fantastically performed scene, but I'm not sure rapping gave it the appropriate, intense tone and it took me out of the scene a bit.

Riveting .

A highly entertaining buddy flick that also has a large amount of social commentary too (that's very fitting to today's most common headlines).

Pulsating with life, oozing with style, seething with rage, swirling with emotions & glistening with humanity, Blindspotting is a raw, riveting & rousing social commentary that explores racism, gentrification & police violence in no-holds-barred fashion while doubling as a love letter to the life, culture & community bustling in the streets of Oakland to finish as one of the unexpected cinematic delights of 2018.

I would highly recommend it!

The cast delivered in all parts ,, engaging and emotional .. from Daveed Diggs to Rafael Casal and Jasmine Cephas Jones .

But as the film goes deeper into its themes character's arc Diggs delivers a captivating, dramatic and compelling performance that should be worth considering for award season.

The movie is brilliant end to end and very engaging.

With a mix of fast paced editing style, and use of vibrant colours on sets, this helps to distinguish the comedic aspects from the drama.

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal bring a great performance to screen through beats of intense action and lyrical commentary on issues faced in real life.

A perfect balance of comedy and intense drama, well acted, and well written!

I have seen a string of really bad 2018 movies (The Favourite, Burning, Roma, The Death of Stalin - ALL Awfully pretentious and horrible in their own ways) and have found this little indie gem and I am SO HAPPY I pressed play.

At times its funny, at times its hard to watch, but its always gripping.

It blends together it's contrasting elements incredibly elegantly, being at once formalistic and naturalistic, funny and heartfelt, broad and specific, enjoyable and hard-to-stomach, smart and emotional, heightened and truthful.

A testament to this is the fact that the feature's climax is absolutely gripping when, conventionally, it would be silly.

Very boring...

The movie is very funny and also intense.

I always find it fascinating when researching a great film after viewing it that there were a lot of interesting factors that went into making it such a great movie overall.

Not only is this film a hilarious delight, it is also has intense social commentary on our society all blended together without feeling forced.

Slow and boring .

Very slow and not a great story.

As quietly suspenseful as any noir Hitchcock films.

It was funny and interesting and most of all compelling and deep and thoughtful and philosophical and mindful wrapped in an bow of entertainment always keeping it real.

STRONG, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, GRIPPING, EMOTIONAL AND INTELLIGENT - DRAMA HOW IT SHOULD BE!

black men), and at times very pointed (gentrification of Oakland--by far the most intriguing aspect of the movie).

Hilarious, emotional, and entertaining.

Still, I found it an enjoyable 'intro', a light drama focussed on personal developemt.

Plus, it's always an entertaining time and feels as though it knows exactly what it's doing, in spite of its somewhat sprawling story.

The movie is a really well made buddy flick, that also has a large amount of really insightful and intriguing social commentary too (that's very fitting to today's most common headlines).

Estrada visualizes the themes of identity in very stunning and unique ways.

Though Blindspotting has its cliche moments, overall it's an important film tackling race relations and gentrification in America.