• Warning: Spoilers
    The film is based on a play about One Night In Miami where in February 1964, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown discuss their roles in the civil rights movement of the 1960's. The film starts just after then known as Cassius Clay has won the world title. The four men meet up in a hotel room to discuss and reflect on what is going on in America. The film is very well acted, Leslie Odom Junior as Sam Cooke is the outstanding performance. He is sure to get a best supporting actor nomination. The film is very dialogue heavy and you can tell it is based on a play. The conversations they are having are very interesting and powerful. Regina King does a great job directing in her directorial debut. She lets the actors do their thing and stands back. This film feels timely with what is going on in America right now. There are several outstanding scenes, one is when they start chatting on a rooftop, one of the others is the final scene with Sam Cooke. I won't give anything away but it is a great poignant scene. This film is very well acted, well written and well directed. Its one of the best films of 2020.