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892 - Review (Sundance Film Festival 2022)

They Haven't Heard My Side of the Story. 4 / 5

Directed by Abi Damaris Corbin.

When Brian Brown-Easley’s disability check fails to materialize from Veterans Affairs, he finds himself on the brink of homelessness and breaking his daughter’s heart. No other options, he walks into a Wells Fargo Bank and says, “I’ve got a bomb.”

Led by its strong cast, 892 is a devastating look at the mistreatment of veterans and the lengths some people will go to for personal justice.

John Boyega gives the strongest performance of his career so far as Brian Brown-Easley - a real man who took actions into his own hands after he was continuously denied his disability check. The late Michael Kenneth Williams gives another notable performance in a small but impressive cast.

This real-time drama keeps tensions high despite Boyega's mostly calm composure. His erratic decisions are of a man pushed to the edge despite his simple demands which creates a fascinating central conflict.

A sympathetic but powerful piece makes its position undoubtedly clear with a story that is as captivating as it is distressing.

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