Opening

—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
62% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
39% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
60% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Bamboozled Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Provocative Spike Lee movie for older teens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

September 23, 2010
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lee, in his least commercial film, shoots for controversy but loses focus.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

June 8, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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This is basically sloppy, all-over-the-map filmmaking with few hints of self-criticism and few genuine laughs.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 23, 2008
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

Spike Lee's shotgun attack on the treatment of blacks in television and the blurring of image and identity is a brilliant rant that digresses into repetitive sermonizing.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2008
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

A particularly painful mess, because it begins so well and has such promise.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

July 23, 2007
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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If Mr. Lee meant to bring back blackface entertainment as a metaphor for the current black performers he finds obnoxious, he has miscalculated.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 27, 2007
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com

...where most of us in his audience will lean forward to hear a whisper, we turn away from a shout. Oh, how Bamboozled shouts.

Full Review Source: DVDJournal.com

April 6, 2006
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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Lee's satire on American TV is an intriguing failure.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Ron Wells
Film Threat

The director's new masterpiece is a summation of nearly everything he has learned as a filmmaker, and about black culture, but he doesn't feel the need to beat the audience over the head for each lesson he's trying to impart.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4.5/5

December 6, 2005
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Lee's basing the movie in satire was a smart move because in it he can push the envelope harder than drama or straight comedy would have allowed.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

January 21, 2004
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

He hammers his point home until the viewer is emotionally beaten into submission and manipulated into a consenting stance.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 14, 2003
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Spike Lee has made one of the few films in the year 2000 that is actually about something, and for that he deserves great credit.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: B

January 10, 2003
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Extremely heavy-handed satire from director Spike Lee -- disturbing and thought-provoking but ultimately lacking a sense of focus.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2002
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A passionate movie bursting with ideas, but it's also a huge mess.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 11, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Spike Lee's back, with a vengeance.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 10, 2002
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

Empty-headed and unspeakably undisciplined... [the] question bears asking: Has Spike Lee -- the living, breathing antithesis of subtlety -- gone completely insane?

Full Review Source: Entertainment Today | Original Score: F

August 30, 2002
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

It is an inspired but difficult film that poses many questions and takes almost everyone to task, yet offers few suggestions as to what is to be done with this infamous legacy.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 5, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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At his best, Spike Lee is too brave to be subtle.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

By relaxing and opening up his approach just a little he could have said much more.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 10, 2001
Mike DeWolfe
Apollo Guide

Beyond the strong acting, there's a lack of focus about the Delacroix character.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 68/100

July 19, 2001
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