"Because Hollywood doesn’t ordinarily tell stories like this, most Americans can only build their perceptions from what they see on the news. It is up to the storytellers to dig up these moments in our past to shine a light on the overlooked corners of our world. Coogler is one of the rare storytellers willing to go there. He tells this story with graceful understatement, but with enough forcefulness to bring it all back home."
- Cannes Review