Biography Comedy Crime Drama


An African-American police officer manages to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

"BlacKkKlansman" is a didactic satire made all the more compelling by the fact it's based on a true story. The director unapologetically holds the audience accountable through his obvious political commentary on the state of race relations in America, building tension only to release it with hilarious abandon. The tonal shifts are cleverly constructed, and woven into the narrative in such a way that it empowers the film's sharp humour with an obvious cautionary relevance. It harnesses history to illustrate how it's being repeated, compounded by a powerful post-credits crescendo that will resonate long after viewing. BlackKpower.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 16th August 2018
Universal Pictures 135 mins