One Night in Miami Movie

One Night in Miami

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video
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15 Jan 2021 01:54:00

Netflix's One Night In Miami Movie Review: Regina King's directorial debut presents a heated discussion between four Black US icons

Regina King's directorial debut One Night in Miami now streaming on Amazon Prime Video is an adaptation of Kemp Powers' play of the same name. The film gives the audience a look into the interior live
Akanksha Sridhara

Updated: January 15, 2021 13:35 IST

Rating : 4/5


One Night in Miami Movie Synopsis:

Directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X, Eli Goree as Cassius Clay (later known as Muhammad Ali), Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown and Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke. The film presents a fictionalized meeting of the four Black US icons on 25th February 1964.
 

One Night in Miami Movie Storyline:

The year is 1964. Cassius Clay, who would later be famously known as Muhammad Ali has just become heavyweight champion of the world. The match is not what the film is about. It is not about a physical fight; it is about a battle of words. After the match, in Clay's words, “young, black, righteous, unapologetic, famous” - professional boxer Cassius Clay, activist Malcolm X, football player Jim Brown, and singer-songwriter Sam Cooke) gather around in a hotel room in Miami. The four men discuss their views on what life is like in 1960s America where race based discrimination is rampant. It also offers their views on what their role is in the fight for civil rights. The film offers an insight into the personal and public lives of the four icons.

One Night in Miami Movie Performances:

The four leads - Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom Jr. are just stunning on screen. They truly bring the four icons to life on screen. But at the end of the day, the film belongs to the scriptwriter Kemp Powers and director Regina King.

One Night in Miami Movie Positives:

The four leads - Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom Jr. are just stunning on screen. They truly bring the four icons to life on screen. But at the end of the day, the film belongs to the scriptwriter Kemp Powers and director Regina King.

One Night in Miami Movie Negatives:

One Night in Miami is a flawless masterpiece. One might have to nitpick to find flaws.

One Night in Miami Movie Verdict:

One Night in Miami is a must-watch. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, the film is profoundly relevant. One Night in Miami is more than just a film about four larger than life Black icons. It is so much more. It is quite rare to find a film about a Black icon relating to his fellow Black people. This film offers you four such icons debating the present and future of Black America. So sit back and stream One Night in Miami on Amazon Prime and get ready to be transported to 1964 America.


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