“Moreover, it is a distinctly old-school triumph. It is the kind of high-quality and well-made movie-movie, from a major studio and with an intended nationwide theatrical release, about a pressing social issue, that should be Hollywood’s bread-and-butter. Despite rarely leaving the confines of its neighborhood locales, it is a sweeping and large-scale epic [lensed by MIHAI MALAIMARE JR.] that feels and plays bigger in scope than many of the other contenders. What it’s about is only superseded by how it’s about it.”
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