Review: American Son Directed by Kenny Leon; Netflix

American Son Directed by Kenny Leon; Netflix; Based on work by Christopher Demos-Brown; Release date: November 2019

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Without giving any spoilers or getting into the symbolic representations, I felt they did a bait and switch on black viewers.

I, as a writer, have never written from that perspective and/or come to such conclusions. I mean, I have some of my notebooks from when I was sixteen and I've never displayed such a basic view, such a misunderstanding on how race is played out, especially as it relates to police.

I literally felt like throwing a trashcan at the entire production, like Mookie in DO THE RIGHT THING.

Recommendation: LOW-MEDIUM

Reviewed by Guichard Cadet