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Judas And The Black Messiah

Judas And The Black Messiah

Judas And The Black Messiah

  • Directed by Shaka King
  • Starring LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Martin Sheen
  • USA | 126mins | 2021 | rated (15)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins


Film runtime: 2h 6m

FBI informant Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their leader, Chairman Fred Hampton in the electrifying real-life story Judas and the Black Messiah.

When he’s arrested for impersonating an FBI agent, petty car thief Bill O'Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) is strong-armed into spying on the Black Panthers, particularly their prominent and charismatic leader Fred Hampton (Academy Award-winner Daniel Kaluuya). Soon a battle wages for O'Neal's soul as he revels in the danger of manipulating both his new comrades and the FBI, with his betrayal having deadly consequences.

Simultaneously a taut crime thriller, a visceral emotional drama and an immersive piece of important American history, Judas and the Black Messiah is one of the most compelling and essential films you will see this year.