I just watched a screening of Judas and the Black Messiah the movie offers an enlightened perspective of beauty inside what many viewed as the beast of Fred Hampton played by Daniel Kaluuya, the notorious leader of the Black Panther Party. In this movie you learn a lot more about Hampton, his vision, and how he viewed the people. Fred Hampton capitalized on the commonality of injustice within groups by bringing together both black, white, and latino groups the FBI defined as violent terrorist organizations such as The Lords, The Disciples, and The Crowns to fight for the will of the people in order to economically build up what is viewed as the "little man" poor blacks, latinos, and what some might consider poor white trash against police brutality and poverty.
Fred Hamptons crusade was to fight against injustice and the FBI's focus was approach.
FBI agent Roy Mitchell played by Jesse Plemons, saw both the white and black organizations fighting for their own kind as violent insurrectionist who incited violence and separation amongst the people.
The FBI's formula for infiltration and destruction of these groups was simple.
Trap a criminal in a trap then offer him a way out to create a rat, Bill O'Neal, played by LaKeith Stansfield, the African-american informant who helped take down the Black Panther organization.
Overall this historical film was informative it allowed viewers to see the challenge of position and purpose and how often each one is unable to share the same space.
NikolaReviews gives Judas and the Black Messiah two thumbs up.