Monsters and Men review: 'All the characters feel like adjuncts of an argument rather than actual people'
Police violence against African-Americans has become a recurring theme in US cinema of late, and in Reinaldo Marcus Green's drama, the issue is explored, Rashomon-like, from multiple angles.
When Brooklyn man Manny (Anthony Ramos) witnesses the fatal police shooting of a friend, he films it on his phone, but if he uploads the footage, he may become a target himself.
Meanwhile, a black cop (John David Washington) feels deeply uneasy about the event, and a promising baseball player is politicised by it.
Monsters And Men is well made but rather dull, and all the characters feel like adjuncts of an argument rather than actual people.
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