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Synopsis

Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. When a life-altering event causes Collin to miss his mandatory curfew, the two men struggle to maintain their friendship as the changing social landscape exposes their differences. Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style and humor, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

Cast

  • Daveed Diggs
  • Rafael Casal
  • Janina Gavankar
  • Jasmine Cephas Jones
  • Ethan Embry
  • Tisha Campbell-Martin
  • Utkarsh Ambudkar
  • Kevin Carroll
  • Nyambi Nyambi
  • Jon Chaffin

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The character Miles is based off of a man who walked across the film set on the first day of shooting.
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Goofs

  • The phone number listed on the moving truck has a 415 area code-this area code is limited to San Francisco and Marin County. Oakland's area code is 510.

Quotes

    • Collin: You monsters got me feeling like a monster in my own town!
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Verified Review

This was an intense, funny, and deeply moving look at some of the biggest social issues facing our country today from race to economic disparity and gentrification to gun violence. There are some tropes and plot contrivences that could have been the downfall of the film if the writing, cinematography, and acting hadn't been outstanding. It is the total package - funny, thoughtful, with moments that leave you waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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Gabrielle K
Verified Review

This movie is 100% an absolute masterpiece that left me shaken to my core. It is equally as tense as it is hilarious and socially conscious in its representation and love for the Bay area

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Eden M

Metacritic

90
Jul 19, 2018

The dual portrait that Blindspotting offers is heady and dense and mighty compelling.

Metacritic review by Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang
Slate
70

As led by Daveed Diggs’ impassioned, tormented performance, Blindspotting is hard to shake, despite its on-the-nose plot points and melodramatic flourishes.

Metacritic review by Tim Grierson
Tim Grierson
Screen International
50

Carlos Lopez Estrada’s debut feature brandishes brash exuberance and stilted storytelling tropes in roughly equal measure, yielding a result that stimulates just as it cheapens itself dramatically.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter