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BlacKkKlansman

2018
Comedy
Drama
2h 15m
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Avg Percentile 57.27% from 2576 total ratings

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Rated 11 Aug 2018
80
77th
If you voted for Trump kill yourself but don’t forget to Star this first.
Rated 16 Dec 2018
48
19th
Neither clever or outrageous enough to work as satire or farce, it is caught in no man's land, delivering utterly predictable social commentary that is too comfortable conforming to the current reductive mindset about race and class. Despite the promising alignment of Afro-American and Jewish concerns, no real chances are taken, and the Klan members are presented as bumbling stereotypes. The news footage connecting Trump to recent tragic events is also tacky and manipulative.
Rated 11 Nov 2018
60
31st
Jesus, that script had more holes than swiss cheese.
Rated 16 Aug 2018
75
75th
Teeters on being a mess, paints in broad strokes, at times feels unbelievable, escalates from heavyhanded to downright blunt statement, and yet... it's reigned in, more subtle upon closer examination, and timely beyond comprehension. The angriest absurdist comedy this year, if not the most important.
Rated 25 Sep 2018
8
78th
Dear Spike, I like you. I like your grit, but most importantly, I like your honesty. I tend to be honest myself, which probably explains why I don't have many friends. And let's face it, it's not like Clint Eastwood will call you anytime soon for a friendly get-together. But that's ok, because you remain true to yourself and don't shy away from the truth. This takes courage and integrity, qualities you've demonstrated during your entire career, and in this day and age, this is hard to come by.
Rated 18 Aug 2018
50
10th
About as broad, blunt, and poorly-paced as I was expecting, but the unforgivable sin is Lee burying the lede by not focusing on the phone conversations. There's a crazy thrill to watching Washington spouting Klan-speak to David Duke and there could have been a cool, tense procedural about him smooth-talking his way into their trust. Instead it's just generic movie cops with the self-indulgent bloat and melodrama of Spike Lee, typically awful Terence Blanchard score included.
Rated 25 Feb 2020
64
45th
Probably lower rating than it deserves but the trailer had me hoping for a modern masterpiece. Easily the most excited I was for a film that year and even now it hasn't really grown on me at all. I'd like to believe it's not because I'm a bad person, but a more probable cause may be that I'm not a good person. Or I just didn't like a movie. Pitchfork's for some, shoulder shrugs for others.
Rated 01 Sep 2018
55
32nd
I liked Lee's politics; he finally admits that emancipation can only come as result of inter-racial solidarity w/o being anti-institutional. A black man's voice combined with a Jew's body is a good idea. Yet I don't like his expressive soap opera aesthetics and his sketchy plots with unconvincing characters and events. I also didn't like his portrayal of KKK members. They aren't idiots, they just stick to a backwards ideology for various reasons that are in need to be analyzed, not mocked.
Rated 18 Aug 2018
2
59th
Secretly Lee is an activist and a preacher combined. Wait, that's no secret at all and yet again it's all spread out nice and thick, Spike Lee style. Honestly, BKKK is a bit of a mess, does the guy even have his own style? All I see is a washed up director copying tons of others. Oh wait, is that racist too? Well allow me to retort, alright pun intended. In the end it's a little too black and white for my liking. Ha, gotcha. Decent film, not more.
Rated 16 May 2018
64
59th
Lee's political fervor is still on fire, as witnessed by Harry Belafonte's cameo retelling of an exceptionally brutal lynching. Contrasted with a Klan ritual, the outrage is both soulful and full of scorn towards America. A coda contextualizes the contemporary importance of the story with footage from the Charlottesville attack. The film plays like a historian's warning while its actual jokey drama, though always entertaining/populist, is somewhat minor and commonplace.
Rated 13 Aug 2018
86
84th
A somewhat unsymmetrical balance of entertainment and politics, though Lee's storytelling is almost consistently on-point, revving up the tension, displaying a successfully audacious style, and featuring some superb acting, particularly from the invigorating, yet entirely unsympathetic Klan crew. Not quite as complex an inspection on race relations as it thinks it is, as evidenced from the jarring doco coda that artificially inflates the film's social importance.
Rated 12 Aug 2018
50
14th
Mostly historically accurate in it's portrayal of the infiltration of the Colorado Springs Klan, but the events involving the real troublemaker there isn't, and much of the dialogue is over the top. I think Lee tries really hard, in his own mind, to be even-handed, but he chokes completely with the out-of-context news footage at the end. These stories need to be told, but as lessons from the past.
Rated 12 Oct 2018
90
94th
With subject matter that's very difficult to watch at many points, and a political stance that's as a subtle as, well, the KKK, this is probably the best film of the year. Spike Lee is a film-maker who's always been best when angry, and he's funneled all of his rage about the current state of American politics into a powerful polemic, that's not just politically important, but aesthetically impressive as well, with great technical work and some surprisingly effective stylistic choices throughout
Rated 22 Sep 2018
85
79th
C - Amazing. A big part of me thinks this should be shown in schools. Great story, played really well. Does a superb job of showing how racists dance around their racism. Really interesting how Adam Driver's character has to think about things that previously were, and should be, irrelevant to him. The stinger at the end with modern footage is stunningly effective. It's worth mentioning here that the film is hilariously funny at times.
Rated 17 Aug 2018
100
91st
"Black Klansman" is a powder keg of a film, an explosive, righteously angry movie that amuses just as often as it infuriates, and a bombastic joint that's just on the verge of combustion from beginning to end. Every performance, be it Washington's richly characterised turn as Ron Stallworth or Grace's fascinating portrayal of David Duke, is flawless, every scene engaging, hilarious, or haunting (often all at once), and Lee's direction has never been better. Words just can't do it justice.
Rated 31 Oct 2018
6
56th
Driven by a visceral and unusual mix of anger and humor, polarizingly and jarringly jumping back and forth between the two. Unabashedly preachy with a clear agenda, which would be fine should it not have portrayed itself as unbiased. Expect classic Lee, and an ending which undoes any subtlety with a selection of news clips designed to unease and agitate. A cheap way to drive home the points Lee had been building towards making throughout the whole movie.
Rated 30 Dec 2018
72
88th
Spike Lee's masterpiece of the decade. The soundtrack and cinematography are fantastic and powerful. It's as funny as it is gripping and thrilling. There's nothing subtle about it, but that's where it gets its power.
Rated 13 Nov 2018
9
91st
Powerful. Completely accessible with multiple highlights. Stylish and at the same time makes you shake your head. Spike Lee's best in quite some time and John David Washington needs to be in a hell of a lot more things.
Rated 07 Oct 2018
80
78th
I very much enjoyed this movie. It has Lee's typical social commentary and while most is effective the nearly direct references to Trump were a lame (and I'm not saying this because I like Trump because I don't). End credit scenes that showed the Charlottesville incident felt out of place. The movie did a fine job of getting it's message across so it's a disservice to add this stuff to the end as if the audience thought racism was over or was blissfully unaware of the current strife in America
Rated 03 Feb 2019
50
29th
Weak and unlikeable.
Rated 28 Feb 2019
75
69th
Good movie But honestly I felt like it was overhyped
Rated 26 Feb 2019
75
72nd
Lots to like here, even if tonally it felt a wee bit uneven for me. Will definitely want to revisit this one. And there still remains quite a few Lee films I need to see. Definitely worth a look.
Rated 26 Aug 2018
8
80th
Jarringly constructed but-often as a result-always compelling: Great soundtrack and creative cinematography in tow, both director and protagonist "infiltrate hate," at times with deathly seriousness and scathing condemnation and at others simply laughing in its face. True to its rollercoaster form, the devastating coda makes it clear that the undercover mission's far from over (and possibly casts doubt on its effectiveness) but the gorgeous early dance scene provides a vision of a happy ending.
Rated 25 Aug 2018
90
96th
A masterfully crafted blend of the horrific and hilarious ("blend", here used, more like that of tea and water than an ice cream swirl, since every comedic moment is steeped in provocative references to history and the present). Remarkably kind to both audience and characters, this film plays with perceptions of hope and hopelessness as it does with comedy and horror, leaving it all in a rich cup of flavours to be slowly parsed and discussed. Adam Driver gives an excellent performance.
Rated 25 Aug 2018
4
23rd
Spike Lee being Spike Lee. The topic could have made for a much better movie if it wasn't so obsessed with simultaneously being a 2018 period piece and a retelling of a late 70s true-ish story. The parallel between the KKK meeting and the Jesse Washington events were the only bit of the movie where the correct message actually went through, this is how Lee should have done the parallels with current events, not as a bunch of flashbacks at the end. Good intentions, poor execution.
Rated 24 Oct 2018
99
97th
Masterful, harrowing (and oftentimes extremely funny) portrait of race relations is as intelligent and insightful as you would expect from a Spike Lee Joint; taking a multi-pronged, multi-angled approach to his subject matter, Lee presents a complex portrait of 'both sides' - there may not be 'good people' on both sides, but Lee refuses to make his villains into simplistic caricatures. Stunning performances all round, with Grace and Driver revelatory; finale is the perfect angry sigh of sadness.
Rated 20 Aug 2018
70
58th
Tonally messy and thematically unsettled. Well performed and entertaining but somehow more problematic than problem-solving.
Rated 26 Sep 2018
82
70th
Very powerful speeches in this movie. I recommend it
Rated 18 Nov 2018
60
38th
Great story, poorly told.
Rated 20 Aug 2018
4
52nd
It was pretty fun, but obviously making police look so good is bad(it's sus that there's only one really bad apple, instead of it being a systematic thing). It has better politics than something like Black Panther, but it's still disappointing coming from a man that made Do the Right Thing. I'm also not sure the kind of "both sides" thing works that well in this one. I think Spike sees himself as more of a Ron Stallworth than a Patrice. Formally Spike Lee still knows how to shoot a movie, damn.
Rated 13 Aug 2018
70
24th
Not a bad movie by any means, it's incisive and timely, with Spike Lee's target firmly within its crosshairs. The persistence of racism is covered quite nicely by linking the story's undated setting to the past (D.W. Griffith and the lynching of Jesse Washington) and present. Yet much of the movie consists of easily digestible, crowd-pleasing cop drama that's creatively unsatisfying in the face of not only recent entrants like Get Out, but also Lee's other works.
Rated 29 Oct 2018
50
18th
This weak film does not merit that powerful Charlottesville montage sequence at the end.
Rated 12 Sep 2020
70
34th
With a humorous premise, this movie doesn't really play up the laughs enough for a feature length. The end result is a moderately amusing movie that felt like it had been lifted from a few paragraph article in a magazine. There's only so much gas you can get out of playing the oh-I'm-a-black-cop-infiltrating-the-kkk-isn't-that-hilarious card.
Rated 08 Jan 2019
45
36th
a misfire. it's amusing enough, but the movie buries itself in cliches and plot contrivances. the last act of the movie is downright absurd, culminating in wish fulfillment on the part of both the filmmakers and the audience. the final moments of real life footage only, if anything, undermine the idea that police are anything other than responsible for enabling and abetting white supremacy. it's a pretty fun popcorn movie. as a political statement, it's a disaster.
Rated 10 Oct 2018
60
46th
Lee wastes a pretty good story with his terrible pacing on this one. Driver and Washington are quite good, the subject matter is very pertinent to contemporary issues, but the overall messiness of the script detract from the whole experience.
Rated 02 Sep 2018
85
85th
A messy yet powerful film. The strongest scene is the juxtaposition of the black power meeting with the Klan meeting, which does show that while both purport to be about a form of racial power, there is something more insidious with one (I'll let you figure out which one that is ;)). The ending is...beyond words. Especially with the final few moments of silence.
Rated 05 Jan 2019
72
87th
The mix of hilarity and poignancy are what make BlacKkKlansman an enjoyable buddy-cop comedy. The white supremacists are portrayed as bumbling dolts, while the black power activists are portrayed as angry, ineffectual, and self-destructive. The juxtaposition of both self-isolated movements is great cinematically and as a way of expressing the societal decay on both sides. I had a few issues with pacing and the clip-show the film ends on but Washington, Driver and the soundtrack make up for this.
Rated 08 Feb 2019
100
96th
Fuck the KKK, David Duke and Trump.
Rated 02 Sep 2018
92
83rd
Writing the review weeks after seeing the film, because it overwhelmed me in the best way. This is a combination of a visual essay and a more classic period piece/biopic story. You start out laughing a lot and as racism becomes more and more maddening, you feel rage under the lols. There are stunningly beautiful set pieces, the music and the vibe are top notch and the performances absolutely excellent. Wanna see again.
Rated 30 Oct 2018
87
82nd
A verdade é que ainda estou sensível pela tragédia do último domingo brasileiro, assim passei o filme com certo aperto no peito, pois o Spike Lee foi especialmente brilhante em colocar frases da atualidade no desenrolar da narrativa para ficar ainda mais óbvio o paralelo que estava fazendo, toda a construção de BlacKkKlansman foi muito parecida com o que o Alex Cox fez em Walker, o que dá uma legitimidade acima da média à sua qualidade. WEBRip YTS
Rated 25 May 2020
80
80th
It was a bit slow, especially towards the beginning, and had some weird shots, but all the acting is great and the story effectively goes back and forth from being serious to funny.
Rated 13 Aug 2018
70
51st
Superior confidence and commitment from all involved. The music is the beautifully souped-up and bombastic update of blaxploitation funk I never knew I wanted. Boots Riley's complaints about the film's pro-cop sentiment are salient but politically I liked the film connecting the words of David Duke to the mainstream Republican rhetoric of today; it might put the right ideas in the heads of liberal/centrist dummies still in denial. Ditto the tacked-on postscript, recalling DTRT's parting words.
Rated 05 Nov 2018
75
78th
I really want to believe this was a true story. It was so ironic and fun to watch. The ignorant militants were tedious, but the cat and mouse action was fun. Adam Driver was good, as was John David Washington. Topher Grace was a poor choice. There were many humorous moments and situations. Reasonably good production quality. It has a few awkward moments, but overall it was fun to watch.
Rated 23 Oct 2018
55
44th
Mostly fictionalized, kind of pulpy, bluntly didactic and still quite fun, but never veers into total fantasy like a Tarantino film would, I found a lot to like here. As a Jew I especially liked Lee's handling of the Jewish subject, though I disliked the whitewashing (for lack of a better word) of Stokely Carmichael, who in reality was every bit an antisemite as David Duke.
Rated 17 Sep 2018
64
58th
It's incredibly on-the-nose and structurally kind of a mess. Lee preaches to the choir here but as I happen to be in this particular choir, I had fun.
Rated 04 Nov 2018
40
23rd
A bit too subtle for my taste, I had to read a Buzzfeed article about the film explaining the meaning. Also the synopsis which I heard over and over is misleading to say the least - it wasn't the black police officer who actually went undercover
Rated 24 Aug 2018
84
75th
Lee's film surprises in its subtle critique of the black power movement (that mirroring moment near the end is a fascinating sequence). It's not that Lee is equivocating between the two "power" groups, but rather that he seems to be lauding a moment in history where the good guys changed an institution in favor of the oppressed group. Formally sharp, the film is edited in a way that brings energy to this procedural drama, even as the film's tone is sometimes tough to pin down.
Rated 09 Oct 2018
85
92nd
It's tempting to say that Spike Lee wields the camera like a weapon, but it's not true; it's the film medium itself he wields. Lures us in with all the trappings of the Period Movie (70s outfits, slang, cars, soundtrack, overacting villains, blatant racism, all placing us safely in The Past) and then dropping us from a height. It's an obvious point to make, but it seems nothing can be too obvious to be ignored these days.
Rated 30 Dec 2018
78
51st
Overrated. Much of the film acts as a glimpse into the early 70s KKK, but for any American older than 30, none of it - especially a centerpiece sequence alternating between a KKK initiation ritual & Belafonte recounting an atrocity - should come as a shock or be particularly interesting. Lee also preaches to the choir by reminding us that racism is still alive. However, the conflicted pre-PC hero is interesting, as is Lee's ability to palpably convey collective joy (the dance club) to the viewer
Rated 13 Aug 2018
75
83rd
Very atmospheric. Feels a bit shallow though...the infiltration happened quickly and everything was too nicely tied up. I have mixed feelings about Ron's relationships with other people on the police force. On the one hand it's a trope to have white cops not get along with black cops. On the other hand (almost) everyone here just loved Ron and there's no further discussion of that.
Rated 07 Oct 2018
84
83rd
It is brilliant; getting out of the grit of the big city and shooting something slightly more rural brought out some hidden qualities of Lee as a director. It is well acted, well written with a strong political message. The original score is great. I wish that it were funnier but it can't be as the problem is still there. The struggle of US with racism is really frustrating; I wish that they got over it one day. The world is a better place when you don't care about other people's skin color.
Rated 09 Sep 2018
85
76th
If you're just looking for a fun time with a smart and interesting story then this certainly has you covered. Say what you want about the message I thought the tone was handled perfectly the way it uses humor to alleviate the tension of the subject matter. Also Washington took me by surprise. He was really quite perfect for this role. I will say that despite the unusual subject matter the film occasionally dipped into more generic crime/investigation waters, but when its on point it's excellent.
Rated 10 Mar 2019
69
73rd
It's not 100 percent accurate, but since when has that ever stopped Hollywood? It's engaging and entertaining thanks to Washington and Driver. Some of the abrupt transitions into near surrealism seem out of place but still don't drag it down too much.
Rated 23 Feb 2019
75
27th
This movie is not funny on one hand, but also doesn't make any sense on the other hand.
Rated 06 Sep 2018
70
41st
The bookends were effective, hitting the notes that Lee wanted. As a statement I appreciate the militant approach, and I think art needs more of that, but as a movie? It dragged really hard. Scenes went on too long, while trying to draw parallels he sometimes lost momentum. But Driver and Washington were compelling, it was even sometimes funny, and the dialogue was written well in general. But sometimes he took the easy way out in developing characters, such as the KKK. Liked, didn't love.
Rated 23 Sep 2018
55
8th
Very full of shit, way too easy on the police. Read Bootsy Collins' essay on this movie, he sums it up better than I could.
Rated 30 Apr 2019
4
10th
heavy handed to the point of cartoonishness, but also mostly without humor. main character was two dimensional and had barely any personality.
Rated 08 Sep 2018
10
90th
This movie is so many movies rolled into one. From Chris Rock-style monologues to action to buddy cop to political commentary and more. I've wanted to say this is an important movie and a powerful one, though I'm certain it'll only prove to solidify beliefs on both sides of the issue. Perhaps it's more important for people outside the US who don't know that White Nationalism is such a large problem in America. Either way, this movie is very well done--even if you ignore the political overtones.
Rated 10 Sep 2018
13
64th
W4E1P2S1M0V1A2R2. Very funny, at times uncomfortable and moving, and very important. But a little slow given the fertile ground for suspense and intrigue, like it couldn't quite balance the humor with the stakes. And the music was just bizarre, and took me out of it every time the main theme blared.
Rated 08 Nov 2018
85
92nd
Furiously funny without ever losing its necessary punch. Spike Lee manages to use this film as a political platform while spinning out a ridiculous and thrilling story at the same time.
Rated 14 Jun 2019
30
2nd
The usual race-baiting trash from Spike Lee.
Rated 02 Sep 2018
77
69th
In comparison to Lee's masterworks this is a political mess.
Rated 04 Sep 2018
85
85th
Spike Lee on absolute top form. Takes an absolutely gut-wrenching subject matter, and makes it both hard-hitting and extremely watchable and enjoyable.
Rated 18 Apr 2019
89
50th
A good film that does feel like it loses its pacing but does pick up well every time. Spike Lee is not one for subtly sometimes.
Rated 12 Nov 2018
78
60th
It's no Sorry to Bother You, but it's still alarming.
Rated 04 Jan 2019
83
87th
Looking forward to watching this again already. Never seen a Spike film like this. Thought it might be an overly stylised purely political effort during the early Corey Hawkins speech, but it's far more balanced. When things do get obviously political, it does so by shining a direct blaring light on the modern day political situation which makes it entirely justified. Driver and JDH carry the film brilliantly but are-eh supported well by a fantastic ensemble. Very powerful closing scenes.
Rated 03 Feb 2019
73
71st
This is mostly fantastic. Washington and Driver both give great performances for their well-developed characters. There are moments that are truly powerful and the film definitely hits its message. But there's also some extremely jarring tonal issues that really handicapped it. (And note that the final climax is fiction, not based on the true story (but that doesn't bother me too much)).
Rated 12 Sep 2018
78
69th
Nice how Lee can use a pretty mainstream formula movie plot to make a more provoking movie about racism, that's also still fun and thrillin. But I wasn't really blown away by it. The the characters were a bit too one-dimensional.
Rated 27 Aug 2018
69
72nd
Very good film with excellent acting and casting. Interesting story that I wasn't aware of before this film. I wish they'd put more tie-in with the real-life characters at the end or during the credits, to show what everyone actually looked like, and what ended up happening to all these people.
Rated 20 Aug 2018
77
62nd
An amazing and harrowing tale about a true legend.
Rated 25 May 2020
76
52nd
Pretty funny and entertaining at times with a clumsy delivery of the political message.
Rated 24 Jan 2019
61
15th
It was ok for what it was. Light-hearted and all. Around the end it became too cheesy. I can only handle so much. Pretty heavy handed to the point of cringe. There were some pretty good moments, though. The speeches and stories told in the black movement were pretty powerful.
Rated 16 Apr 2019
0
0th
Another safe, establishment propaganda piece made with the kind of dim-witted heavy-handedness that encapsulates all mainstream attempts to tackle racial politics in the current era. Spike Lee has never been noted for his subtlety, but tying this story to Charlottesville is bad even by his standards and gives away how out of touch he is. Spike and people who think like him are the KKK of our era, funded and legitimized by all corridors of power and turned against average peaceful white people.
Rated 23 Aug 2018
100
90th
I don't like Spike Lee very much. But credit where it's due, despite some typical ridiculous choices (weird floating heads sequence, I'm looking at you) this is great, surprisingly funny and a solid wake up punch for everyone. Occasionally has the subtlety of Michael Moore, but it works.
Rated 01 Nov 2018
77
59th
Quite funny and with a great cast. The tonal shifts and the tendency to drop any subtlety to drive its points home won't work for everyone, but in this case I didn't mind at all.
Rated 25 Oct 2018
84
93rd
Hatred is woven into almost every frame; this is a very skillfully made movie that is impactful and funny alternatively, and sometimes simultaneously.
Rated 18 Sep 2018
8
92nd
Powerful and moving.
Rated 17 Nov 2018
85
82nd
It's fun, it's sharp, it's abrasive. Great watch
Rated 26 Oct 2018
82
81st
Spike Lee molds a stranger-than-fiction story into a groovy tall tale that doubles as a window onto contemporary racial politics. BLACKKKLANSMAN is a giddy pantsing of American ignorance that also contains surprisingly lush moments of romance and nostalgia, while also managing to convey a sense of righteous indignation.
Rated 05 Oct 2018
88
85th
As of this writing, the best film of 2018.
Rated 24 Feb 2019
72
36th
It's very hard to make a movie about racism that isn't either immoral or banal. I think this is the later. I'm all for African-American's claiming (back) their culture but, man, Lee literally throws album covers at his audience. What I can say for sure: I don't like that cops get a weird pass here, that irony had to be a storytelling device and that felt as cheap as throwing Trump in at the end. But then again, Charlottesville actually happened! Maybe banal is what we deserve/need.
Rated 02 Sep 2018
74
52nd
The first half hour is quite slow, but get through that and BlacKkKlansman morphs into an interesting and, at times, quite humorous adventure
Rated 31 Aug 2018
60
69th
*SPOILERS* Black Panthers vs. KKK. Some good doses of humour and fun along the way. Enjoyable. And then the ending is like a punch to the gut. Too bad a lot of it is Hollywood fiction. For example: in reality there was no Jewish partner, no black power girlfriend, no Nazis at his door, no lie detector, no gunshots, no bombs, no explosions, no arrests, no final revealing call to rub it in Davey Duke's face. This is a really, reeeally fictionalized movie.
Rated 01 Oct 2018
81
77th
Best movie spike lee has made in a long while. Sharp, funny, angry, important and poignant.
Rated 17 Jan 2019
5
22nd
Big, tacky, jolly parade of stupid and manipulations galore. As expected.
Rated 21 Jan 2019
60
35th
Given Spike Lee's track record one might expect this to be another angry tirade against institutionalised racism in favour of the white man, but this is much lighter fare. The bizarre circumstances here wouldn't be out of place in a sitcom, and it is pretty funny, but there's also some none too subtle social commentary and a smattering of tense drama thrown into the mix, so even though John David Washington and Adam Driver both bring a lot to the table the film as a whole feels quite disjointed.
Rated 15 Oct 2018
75
83rd
One of the funniest, most thought-provoking films I've seen in years. Lee uses the broadest brush he could find to get his points through, and that is when the film is weakest.
Rated 04 Nov 2018
86
90th
It's a good job there is humour in the rest of the film, as the coda is as serious as it gets. Very tense and timely
Rated 20 Sep 2018
70
76th
A little too silly and uneven at times until that angry-hardcore-perfect ending.
Rated 23 Jul 2019
62
75th
Best Spike Lee joint for quite some time, but I'm a bit surprised by all the praise. Period setting was beautifully created and soundtrack didn't resort to the most cliched songs. Cast of mostly lesser seen faces did a good job. I enjoyed the style for most parts, but some scenes (like the cross-cut Klan and Panther meetings) felt too preachy and were at odds with the rest of the film. I also believe the viewers would have made the connections between past & present without actual news footage.
Rated 09 Dec 2018
84
85th
Lee gives his trademark well shot and well acted piece of work that is a sign of the times. He does this with an exciting narrative that sneaks in poignant messages without being heavy-handed. Driver and Washington are fantastic blending comedy with harsh reality. The cross-cutting sequence between the two meetings is absolutely gorgeous and one of the best scenes of 2018.
Rated 14 Nov 2018
60
30th
Parts of it were quite good, but I had my problems with the extreme tonal shifts between wacky comedy, serious drama and straight up documentary.
Rated 31 Dec 2018
80
44th
An important, but clunky, perspective on systemic racism.
Rated 01 Jan 2019
80
52nd
Fun KKK film.
Rated 02 Feb 2019
55
34th
The story seemed like such a fresh, fun and interesting idea, and as such, I was disappointed with the final result. You'd think with all the practice he's had, Spike Lee would be able to make something with a message that was more subtle and less preachy. Being hit over the head with the Trump comparison was particularly insulting. A fine comparison to make, but by the end, they just came right out and said it. Not a bad film overall, but I feel like it could've been better, or at least s
Rated 01 Mar 2019
70
56th
Like most filmmakers trying to adapt to this era of Trumpian politics, Spike loses a lot of the political nuance that defines his best films. Especially disappointing that it takes such a "safe" movie to finally net him an Oscar. The not all cops angle is lame but with a story like this I suppose there's not much else you can do.
Rated 07 Dec 2018
74
50th
Basically good, but the plot holes are infuriating
Rated 09 Jan 2019
80
87th
With an infusion of comedy, while still holding the tension, using Spike Lee's unique and great filmmaking techniques, he has crafted a wonderful film based on a stranger-than-fiction type true story. The performances are great as well, and they perfectly convey the situation and the times. It does really feel like a cry out for help for the issues at hand, as both sides are portrayed in a way that is not sympathetic at all.
Rated 15 Mar 2020
75
73rd
Good movie overall. My only real disappointment was that some bits in the second half felt too rushed. It could have been a truly great movie if it flowed a bit better.
Rated 12 Dec 2018
70
62nd
Not sure I liked the tone of this one - most of it is easy-going feel-good movie with a few comments on racism, many of which a bit more obvious than they would have needed to be, and then the news footage at the end is utterly jarring. It looks good though,

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