Green Book directed by Peter Farrelly [7/10]

Mahershali Ali is brilliant as an African-American jazz musician touring racist southern USA in the early 60s, and Vigo Mortensen is even more brilliant as Tony Lip, his hired Italian-American driver, in the feel-good “Green Book.” The movie quickly transcends the regrettable mantle of “based on a true story” and rattles along at just the perfect pace. The issues of racism are smoothly and sensitively tackled, all the acting is flawless, and the film’s only downside is a huge crest of sentimentality over the final quarter hour. A sweet example of a mismatched duo film that exudes intelligence.

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