Critic Consensus: Anchored by strong performances and an even stronger sense of conviction, Mangrove is a powerful indictment of institutional racism.
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It boasts a profound sense of character, culture, place, and history. It does not simply feel impressive - it feels necessary.
An electrifying account of a landmark 1971 trial that exposed anti-Black racism within London's Metropolitan Police.
"Mangrove" rings with such authenticity it feels like a documentary.
In the same way that the Mangrove Nine upended expectations and protocol in the court system, McQueen and his crew take the familiar trope of injustice on trial and inject it with fresh vigor.
Considered on its own terms, "Mangrove" is first-rate filmmaking even when it falls into a tried-and-true recipe
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