Judas and the Black Messiah

Movie review by Monique Jones, Common Sense Media
Judas and the Black Messiah Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 15+

Informative Black Panther drama has violence, language.

R 2021 226 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Stands out for .

Community Reviews

age 15+

Educational and a great message from a selfless leader despite the language and violence.

This movie tells a great story about how African Americans were treated by the federal government during the fight for civil rights between 1960-1970's everywhere in America, not just the south. It does not have sex in the movie or major drug use outside of alcohol contrary to what some other reviews say. The repeated use of the N word is something that can definitely garner a discuss with kids.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 15+

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • MLK/FBI Poster Image


    Insightful doc about FBI's relentless campaign against King.

    age 13+
  • BlacKkKlansman Poster Image


    Lots of language in Lee's fact-based dark comedy.

    age 15+
  • Malcolm X Poster Image

    Malcolm X

    Insightful and well-rounded portrait of Malcolm X.

    age 13+
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 Poster Image

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Courtroom drama has relevant political messages, violence.

    age 16+

Character Strengths

Find more movies that help kids build character.

  • Hands together
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Click to see more titles about activism
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a map and jug
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate