“My only complaint about it: I know that when films are set in the South they are deliberately slow paced, and I can appreciate that quality.
“ Unlike the Green Book which had several awesome moments, this movie was suspenseful and interesting from start to finish.
“ One previous reviewer found the pacing slow; I certainly did not.
“ The movie is grounded in gritty day-to-day interactions, like Riddick compelling Atwater and Ellis to eat a school cafeteria meal together.
“The film is a most entertaining (though a bit lightweight) look at an historic chain of events, and it's right up there with a black cop infiltrating the Klan in Spike Lee's 2018 film BLACKkKlansman for believe-it-or-not points.
“ Both have played their characters with full intensity and honesty ; this is what makes this movie worth watching again and again.
“Ellis' change is subtle and slow.
“ Predictable .
“ Board of Education ruled in favor of school desegregation, but many pockets of the south were slow to come around.
“ I just felt that the friendship between these two Star-crossed souls played by two remarkable actors, would've been more entertaining to watch than just another civil rights film.