#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
Plot: Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she’s torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.
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A commentary on the troubles of society
As a white guy who’s spent all of his life in England, it’s hard for me to relate to most of the issues raised in this movie. However I feel the actors did a fantastic job of helping me see from the characters perspective, in what is undoubtedly tricky subject matter.
I found Russell Hornsby’s portrayal of a father who’s lead a colourful life, leaving it behind to concentrate on raising his children in what he sees as the right way, particularly compelling.
Amandla Stenberg was fantastic in the lead role. A teenager struggling to deal with the loss of a friend, and the injustice that follows. The feeling of barely contained rage was palpable in some scenes.
There is strong theme of societal injustice throughout the movie. The blame isn’t placed squarely at the door of “white America” as some have suggested. The film doesn’t shy away from gang & drug problems that plague communities across America & the wider world.
I feel like its a shame, that one of the few scenes that detract from my overall enjoyment of this movie, was the films most pivotal scene. I felt no real sense of injustice attached to this. If I was pulled over by a cop in the US, I’m doing exactly what he/she tells me. Instead the character Khalil (Algee Smith) decides it’s the right time to have some fun with his friend Starr (Stenberg). This leads to his death, and while racial profiling certainly had a part to play in the incident, the actions of Khalil ultimately were what lead to his demise. Perhaps the way I view this scene says more about my place in society, or society as a whole, but it’s hard for me to see it any other way. It’s interesting that later in the film, a scene between Starr & her uncle Carlos (portrayed by Common) gives us some insight into what would have been going through the cops head as he carried out the traffic stop.
Overall I thought it was a good movie with some emotional & tense scenes, acted very well & is definitely one to watch.
Important Subject with a Heavy-Handed Presentation
Because I’m from the city of St. Louis where we have our share of race issues, particularly issues that involve police, I really connected with the subject matter. It’s a story worth telling, though I felt it was a bit over-written and more complex than it needed to be. But my biggest problem was that the presentation was too heavy-handed. Even though this movie unbiasedly explored the perspectives of everyone involved, it left no room for the viewers to form their own opinions. We were spoon fed, and at times it had the feel of an after school special. From the writing, to the performances, to the music, everything was very literal. There was no subtext or anything to read into. Maybe the filmmakers accomplished exactly what they were going for. The overall style was consistent throughout and it seemed that the artists behind this mostly hit their mark. For my money, however, I prefer an approach that is more challenging. But 6 out of 10 is still a passing grade. This is a subject that needed to be acknowledged on screen and I do feel that it was handled with respect and fairness.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 13 min (133 min)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director George Tillman Jr.
Writer Audrey Wells (screenplay by), Angie Thomas (based upon the novel by)
Actors Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Anthony Mackie
Awards 22 wins & 37 nominations.
Production Company Fox 2000 Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, State Street Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby SR (5.1), Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Millennium DXL2, Panavision APO Panatar, ATZ, Primo 70 and Helios Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Atlanta (GA), USA (dailies), Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (color and finish)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Redcode RAW (8K) (source format), Ultra Panavision 70 (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema