This film has political significance that overcomes its length of 2 hours, 14 minutes.


Despite a great cast that includes Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Rami Malek, Anya Taylor-Joy, Robert DeNiro and John David Washington among others, the film died at the box office. Yet it should be seen as it tells a story taking place in 1933 that replicates what is going on in our country today.

Mr. Bale plays a doctor whose right eye in shot out in World War 1. He meets Mr. Washington, a wounded black soldier, and they are befriended by Ms. Robbie who plays their nurse.

Fast forward to 1933. An American General is poisoned, and his daughter (Taylor Swift) seeks our lads help. Washington is now a lawyer and both he and Bale are falsely accused of killing her by an underground group seeking to throw President Roosevelt out of office.

The rest of the film is a forceful reminder of what Donald Trump and his right-wing fanatics tried to accomplish on January 6, 2020. Here, wealthy businessmen, like the character played by Mr. Malik, fund an attempt by fascist loving extremists to destroy democracy in the United States.

While the movie has the same shortcomings that hurt films like Tar and The Fabelmans, it rises above their level with a powerful climax that you will find both interesting and compelling. Our struggling heroes fight the same forces that the Republican Party is refusing to address in our country today.

Until we Americans find the courage to hold Trump accountable, I fear what waits for us in 2024. See this movie for inspiration!