Blindspotting – A Festival Hit – Review

Blindspotting was a film festival hit last year and now it is heading to Digital Download 28th January and DVD & Blu-ray 4th February, we take a look at the movie before its home release.

Collin (Daveed Diggs) is on his last three days of his probation 11 PM and the one thing that he needs to do is to stay away from any trouble, but this turns out to be harder than he first thought, especially with his hot-tempered best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), who seems to find trouble everywhere!

Days before Colin’s probation is due to finish and after his 11PM curfew, he witnesses a shooting as he is driving home, which in turn sends the two friends on a collision course with each other.

Blindspotting - Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal - Blazing Minds Review - (Image © 2018 Lionsgate)
Blindspotting – Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal – (© 2018 Lionsgate)

Written by the actors Diggs and Casal and also starring Janina Gavankar (True Blood, Sleepy Hollow), Blindspotting is a movie that had me glued right from the start of the film.

In a strange way the lead characters of Colin and Miles kind of remind me a little of the connection that Jay & Silent Bob have with other in Mallrats, with one trying to do his best and stay out of trouble as much as he can and the other being the one that just heads into trouble without thinking of the consequences.

Blindspotting – A Energetic Comedy

From the very outset of Blindspotting, with its split screen opening credits to its connection of the lead characters in what you could describe it as a buddy movie, that moves with the emotions of a the characters with Miles feeling out of place in Collin’s neighbourhood and trying to find his feet.

But deep down the film shows the emotions that the Collin and Miles have as they cope with their ever-changing predicaments that are mainly brought into play by Miles and how their friendship is stretched to its limits and almost breaking point.

Blindspotting - Blazing Minds Review - (Image © 2018 Lionsgate)
Blindspotting – (© 2018 Lionsgate)

Blindspotting is a well shot and produced movie that not only looks good but with the Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray it also sounds good as well. It’s an emotionally charged movie that has characters that aren’t forgettable and show the struggles of the people that are living in the neighbourhood.

The home release of Blindspotting comes with a collection of special features including Audio Commentary with director Carlos Lopez Estrada, Audio Commentary with Writers/Actors Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casal, Straight from the Town: Making Blindspotting, Blindspotting Director’s Diary and Deleted Scenes.

If you’re looking for something a little different to watch, then Blindspotting is certainly worth checking out, it certainly some rather memorable and visual scenes such as the vision that Collin has in the graveyard when he is out running, a scene that certainly hits the emotional spot and its climatic confrontation in the last part of the film.

Blindspotting is out on Digital Download 28th January and DVD & Bu-ray 4th February.

Blindspotting - A well balanced mix of Comedy and Drama

Movie title: Blindspotting

Movie description: While on probation, a man begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his volatile best friend.

Date published: 2019-01-07

Director(s): Carlos López Estrada

Actor(s): Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and also works with RealD 3D reviewing the latest 3D releases, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham