Luis REALLY had a great mix of visceral anger, anguish and neurotic sinister mental gymnastics in his performance. I wanted to punch him and pray for him at the same time. I appreciated the diversity in casting as well as the diversity in characters and subplots. Every character certainly held their own.
What I didn't like
This is perhaps more of a reference but I prefer a different ending, one that felt more realistic.
My overall impression
In the context of an all too familiar classroom gun hostage scenario, we are thrust into a jarring reality check of what it’s like being a teen in urban America. Though you may initially root for the obvious protagonist(s), the deeper reflection is do you demonize or humanize the “apparent antagonist”?