Movie Review: One of the Good Ones 2020
‘One of the Good Ones’ is a poignant and timely drama that explores issues related to race, privilege, and social justice. The film follows the journey of a black activist named Amari (Jasmine Batchelor), who becomes involved in the case of Rey (Shane West), a white man who died in police custody under mysterious circumstances.
The story unfolds through Amari’s eyes as she sets out to investigate Rey’s death and uncovers uncomfortable truths about him and her own privilege. Alongside her are Rey’s sisters, a mixed-race couple also grappling with their own biases.
The performances by Batchelor and West are exceptional, bringing depth and nuance to their complex characters. The film’s supporting cast also shines brightly, delivering heartfelt portrayals that add emotional weight to the story.
The cinematography is breathtakingly gorgeous, showcasing scenic landscapes that underline the vastness of the American landscape while hinting at its violent history. The director Jess Bond handles sensitive topics with grace and care without resorting to didacticism or preachiness.
Overall, ‘One of the Good Ones’ is an emotionally charged drama that forces you to confront uncomfortable truths about race relations in America today. It’s dark yet hopeful ending offers insight into how we can work towards healing our communities by acknowledging our differences while celebrating our shared humanity.
Release : 2020-04-07
Genre : Romance
Runtime : 80
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Cast : Jesy McKinney as JJ, Callie Gilbert as Sammy
One of the Good Ones (2020) Trailer – Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital official trailer