“Blends conventional comedy with political satire to produce a film that will generate laughter and a sense of discomfort in equal doses.”~James Berardinelli, ReelViews
Aroview: A brilliant, politically radicalised comedy marking a big splash debut for rapper turned writer/director Boots Riley that was apparently ten years in the making, yet is perfectly in sync with the volatility of Trump's America.
Set in Oakland, California, where a black telemarketer learns to adopt his "white voice" to sell more products over the phone. But just as his career soars, his friends and girlfriend, a performance artist, are forming an activist collective to fight corporate oppression. Even though events take a turn into what could be called macabre existentialism, the director (and his excellent lead LaKeith Stanfield) command our attention throughout.
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3 stars (Good Enough) Although the screenplay is a bit hard to follow at times - maybe it overreaches - it is certainly fresh and deserves to be seen. It should stand up to another viewing which in itself is some achievement.~tubbs