Film Review: BlacKkKlansman (2018)

I wanted to love this film. The trailers looked really interesting, and the subject matter fascinating.

The messages in this film, the truths in this film, are unavoidable and unquestionable. The parallels with the USA and the wider world are there to see.

Is it a good movie though? Does it stand up on its own, messages to one side, as a good or great example of the cinematic art?

I don’t think so.

It feels long, a bit flabby in places. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was seeing the same joke / message / vehicle over and over again. Where I wanted depth and exposition I got repetition and flab.

Overall, I’m glad I watched it, but it’s not a great movie.

I give this film 7.0/10.