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Nickel Mustard | December 12, 2017

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Night Catches Us

Night Catches Us
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Review Overview

Cohesion of Plot:
5
Video Quality:
8.5
Creativity:
5
As Advertised:
6
Nickel Respect:
5

The Mustard:

Good concept. Great historical video footage. Choppy plot...

Night Catches Us does a good job capturing the tense political atmosphere of the 1970s. I liked how they incorporated authentic Black Panther Party video clips and anthems.  Night Catches Us is worth seeing, even if for the historical nostalgia alone.  Though I would’ve liked to have seen a steadier storyline.  The movie is slow and unclear in parts.  Anthony Mackie  is polished and held his role well. And it’s always nice to see Kerry Washington in a film.  Most actors would’ve played the movie for the heated love scene with Kerry Washington. (rewind)  You’re a lucky man Mr. Mackie.

Night Catches Us only played in select cities.  Still, you can order it On Demand from your local cable channel.

Plot: A former Black Panther returns to his hometown after having left amid rumors of being a snitch to find angry family, hostile friends, and a possibility of a new love.

Cast: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Jamie Hector, Amari Cheatom, Tariq Trotter, Tariq Rasheed, Whitney Wilcox, Thomas Roy, Nakia Dillard, Art Lyle, Sadiq Afif, Jamara Griffin

Directors: Tanya Hamilton  Writers: Tanya Hamilton

Genre: Romance, Drama  Rated: R