Thought this was excellent. I had avoided any trailers because I knew I was going to see it for sure. Given the title and the way the film unfurls I was expecting it to be an interweaving narrative telling the whole story of the riots, rather than one incident, but think the focus story really worked.
Will Poulter was excellent, but the standout out for me Algee Smith as the singer. He showed such great range and I’m looking forward to seeing him in more. Odd just how many British and Irish actors were in a story that is so American. Poulter, John Boyega, Hannah Murray and Jack Reynor.
Really feel that people complaining about torture porn missed the point completely. You are supposed to feel deeply uncomfortable because these are things that are still happening today, and I thought the film served as a very powerful reminder of that.
9/10, never going to watch it again.