Movies In Focus caught Regina King’s One Night Miami at the London Film Festival – and it’s brilliant.
I said that ‘One Night In Miami is a near flawless adaptation of Kemp Powers’ (fictional) play which sees Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke gathered together in a Miami hotel room to celebrate Clay’s world title win over Sonny Liston on the night of February 25 1964. One Night In Miami isn’t just one of the most prescient films of 2020 – it also happens to be the best film of the year so far.
A brilliantly realised cinematic experience, One Night In Miami is a totally engrossing drama filled with heart and humour. Regina King marks herself as a director to watch and the film’s cast Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom Jr. all show that they have the potential to become huge break-out stars. The film’s plot may be more conceptual rather than being based on fact, but that doesn’t take away from the power or the cinematic potency of this tale.’
You can read my full review here – and check out the below trailer for One Night In Miami which gets a limited theatrical release on 25 December followed by a debut on 15 January on Prime Video.