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    It's Only January, But "One Night In Miami" Is Already The Best Film Of The Year, And These Tweets Back Me Up

    "I laughed, I cried, I watched in awe."

    It's been less than a week since One Night in Miami premiered on Amazon Prime, and it's already generating some serious Best Picture Oscar buzz.

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    Let the record show, I noticed the Oscar-worthy potential as soon as the trailer dropped.

    But it's no surprise — the film was pretty much set up for success. First, the movie was directed by the incomparable Regina King, who demonstrated she's a star in front of and behind the camera.

    Regina King arrives at the 6th Annual "I Have A Dream" Foundation Los Angeles Dreamer Dinner Benefit
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    Kemp Powers, the creator of the play from which the film was adapted, also penned the powerful screenplay.

    Kemp Powers attends the press night performance of the Donmar's "One Night In Miami..."
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    And to top it off, the cast was stacked with fresh talent who captured the essence of these historic icons with ease.

    "One Night in Miami" poster
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    Regina tapped High Fidelity's Kingsley Ben-Adir (Malcolm X), Hamilton's Leslie Odom Jr. (Sam Cooke), The Invisible Man's Aldis Hodge (Jim Brown), and Riverdale's Eli Goree (Muhammad Ali).

    So, if you still haven't seen the film or if you're just looking for another excuse to watch it again, here's what people are saying about One Night in Miami:

    1.

    Wow. Thank you @ReginaKing for giving us #OneNightInMiami ! I am leaving this movie with a lot of emotions. I love how this movie shows the true diversity of Black perspectives. We are all in the same Struggle. It pains me that this conversation is ongoing almost 70 years later!

    Twitter: @k_ileka

    2.

    Wow wow wow I loved #OneNightInMiami so much. I laughed, I cried, and watched in awe over how each actor transformed into their character. Regina King never disappoints, even behind the camera.

    Twitter: @SylviaObell

    3.

    Introduced my kid to Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali tonight, for the first time, via #OneNightinMiami What a movie. Thank you @ReginaKing

    Twitter: @mehdirhasan

    4.

    #OneNightInMiami is one of my favorite movies of the year. Directed by @ReginaKing from a script by @Powerkeni such a layered & complex depiction of friendship between Black men. Incredibly written, directed and acted. Look for Best picture, Directing, Screenplay & Acting noms.

    Twitter: @MatthewACherry

    5.

    I am obsessed with #OneNightInMiami! It’s all I’m thinking about.

    6.

    I'm watching #OneNightInMiami directed by @ReginaKing and I'm thinking about how much stress malcolm x was under. Fighting for the equality for black people and people trying to silence you. This movie is deep and it's a serious reminder.

    7.

    This is Jim while Sam and Malcolm going at it : #OneNightInMiami

    Twitter: @dvenchyyy_

    8.

    "Everybody says they want a piece of the pie, well I don't, I want the go* d*mn recipe!!!" #OneNightInMiami

    Twitter: @AngelaIRL

    9.

    These men on this rooftop!!!The fireworks in the distance. The coloring. The pacing of the dialogue. Getting to the crux of where they are and how they see the world. Glorious!!! #OneNightInMiami

    Twitter: @justmarla724

    10.

    At this moment, the tears 😭 just fell. This song is so profound & the events that took place. #OneNightInMiami This movie is brilliant

    Twitter: @MsNadiaWithLove

    11.

    Malcolm trying to catch his camera #OneNightInMiami

    Twitter: @HazePress

    12.

    I’m watching one night in Miami for the plot The plot

    Twitter: @Girlthot9Ruby

    13.

    Denzel Washington’s performance as Malcolm X is one of the best ever given by any actor. It’s a huge testament to Kingsley Ben-Adir’s talent that his great performance as Malcolm X in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI stands on its own & doesn’t suffer by comparison. Recommended double feature.

    Twitter: @NextBestPicture

    14.

    One Night in Miami is so powerful. Man. I got chills watching and listening to the dialogue. @ReginaKing bodied this. 🙏🏽

    Twitter: @iamstillpunch

    15.

    It’s funny — watching One Night in Miami really inspired me to work today. I got so much done. That dialogue cracked! And, it was so elegant, which I appreciate since movies about Black men rarely get such a tender hand.

    Twitter: @KirkWrites79

    16.

    One Night in Miami is one of the most consistently engaging stage adaptations I've seen recently. It doesn't compromise the character's views in order to appeal to a moderate audience. In fact, it finds that appeal by being honest about them & finding interesting middle ground

    Twitter: @bryanwithno_b

    17.

    I have realized I'm a sucker for dialogue driven films. One Night in Miami is powerful and thoughtful, what a great directorial debut for Regina King.

    Twitter: @iDexterDisciple

    18.

    “One Night in Miami” was so good...! Four legends who have fought against racism. Their paths were different, but their goals were the same. As long as you have a strong conviction that this is what you want to shoot, you don't need elaborate direction or locations...!

    Twitter: @bettercallmorry

    19.

    Got chills during this scene of Malcolm X recalling the time Sam Cooke almost got booed off stage but turned it around into his song “Chain Gang”. From the film ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI (2020), which I highly recommend watching and is on Prime Video.

    Twitter: @FarrierTheFirst

    20.

    Just finished watching One Night In Miami. REGINA REGINA RE 👏🏽GI 👏🏽NA 👏🏽! Listen Queen. What you and your team did to this movie was simply amazing. The scene between Malcolm & Jimmy after Sam & Cassius (Ali) left to the store. #BRILLIANT @ReginaKing

    Twitter: @DaniiBrownEyes

    21.

    So many great performances in “One Night in Miami”. Kingsley Ben-Adir is tremendous as Malcolm X, but it was Aldis Hodge who made me want to watch him in a Jim Brown action movie.

    Twitter: @aharon1keshales

    22.

    i loved seeing this friendship in #OneNightInMiami

    Twitter: @hinadirah

    23.

    Jim Brown hit Malcolm X with the...😂😂 #OneNightInMiami

    Twitter: @kc3587

    24.

    When @leslieodomjr broke down that story about royalties. Oooooooh man. #OneNightInMiami

    Twitter: @photosbybeanz83

    25.

    This film should make noise in the award season, let that be known. #OneNightInMiami

    Twitter: @HazeIdine_

    One Night in Miami is currently playing in select theaters and streaming on Amazon Prime now.

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