xan’s review published on Letterboxd :
Nothing about this film felt acceptable. Nothing about watching it as a black audience member was acceptable. It’s simply the neo-liberalist bullshit for white audiences to gawk at for being “progressive”. It’s nothing but an unambiguous compilation of repeated scenarios happening throughout the trip: white guy does something to get them in a situation that the black guy has to suffer through. By the end of it, white guy learns about this great little concept, known as common sense and it’s celebrated. HARK! That’s the redemption! And it’s consistent. It’s irritating. It becomes overdone.
Despite all this, I respect Mahershala Ali for giving another great, layered performance. Regardless of everything this film put his character through, I do love seeing his elegant potential on screen. It was the only aspect I looked forward to watching.