Watch A24’s The Inspection Online: Popular American filmmaker Elegance Bratton is finally making his feature film debut this year with The Inspection. The film is said to be inspired by Bratton’s real-life experience of facing homophobia and its effect of it.

At the center of it is this young marine Ellis French, in a South Carolina boot camp, who goes through the traumatic experience of being ridiculed and hazed by his training instructor Leland and fellow recruit Laurence because of his sexual orientation, which he fails to hide. To make matters worse, he also faces a similar judgemental disposition at home from his mother.

Bratton has been working since 2010, directing many short films, the popular reality television show “My House” and the documentary film “Pier Kids” before finally trying his hand at feature filmmaking. Needless to say, he has chosen a subject that is very personal to himself for his first feature. Written and directed by Bratton himself, The Inspection is produced by Gamechanger Films and the A24 studios. The latter has been given the responsibility of distributing the film as well. Principal photography for the film was completed by November 2021.

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A24, known for producing films with superior artistic craft or relevant subject matters, took the film to the Toronto International Film Festival, which premiered on September 8, 2022. The film was further screened at the 60th New York Film Festival on October 14, 2022. “The Inspection” was finally released in the United States on November 18, 2022. As of the current box office report, it has made 270,613 Us dollars so far.

The critical response has been really good so far. Even though it has received some amount of criticism for being clumsy with the screenplay at specific points, it has also received a lot of praise thanks to the brilliant acting performance by the cast and for choosing a very relevant subject matter to deal with. The current Rotten Tomatoes score of 87% approval based on 95 critic reviews and Metacritic score of 73% also speak in its favor.


Actor-singer Jeremy Pope, who has achieved the rare feat of being nominated for Tony, Grammy, and Emmy, is playing the lead role of Ellis in Bratton’s directorial debut. Popularly known for his Emmy-nominated lead acting role in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix miniseries “Hollywood,” Pope has portrayed Ellis with the right amount of nuance and sensitivity.


Along with Pope, Raúl Castillo (Looking) has been cast as Rosales, Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo, Spiderman: Homecoming) has been cast as Leland, and McCaul Lombardi (American Honey) has been cast as Laurence. Actress Gabrielle Union is playing Ellis’s mother, Inez.


As of now, The Inspection is not available anywhere online for streaming. However, it can be assumed that the film will eventually become available on a Video on Demand service.

It might also become available for streaming on the A24 website, which recently did a trial run of screening a film from the comfort of home, with a fair bit of success.

Watch this space for more information regarding the streaming of The Inspection.

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