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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
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
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
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

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
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
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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You won't look at race onscreen the same way again.

June 4, 2001
Xan Brooks
Sight and Sound

Yes, Bamboozled is a picture of genuine importance. Yes, it is also crude, unstable and hazardous.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

May 30, 2001
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

Even amid the overload of foul imagery, Lee creates scenes so rich in meaning and implication that they achieve a kind of terrible beauty.

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Savage, abrasive, audacious and confrontational, Bamboozled is the work of a master provocateur.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The result is blunt but powerful, if only because the imagery it decries is so hateful.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 8/10

January 1, 2000
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Bamboozled may not be the year's best movie, but it's undoubtedly the most important.

January 1, 2000
Dennis Michael
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Glover is remarkable. His performances are fiery and charismatic, and the internal conflicts he brings to the blackface act are visible both in his acting and dancing performances.

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January 1, 2000
Dave White

Louder than a bomb -- and just as explosive and messy -- Bamboozled doesn't always hit its mark, but it keeps on firing.

Full Review Source: IFilm

January 1, 2000
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Its shelf life may not be long, nor will it probably be a big hit, since the laughter it provokes is the kind that makes you squirm. But that's what good satire is supposed to do.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Andrew O'Hehir
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A near masterpiece ambiguously balanced between brilliance and incoherence.

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January 1, 2000
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Spike Lee's Bamboozled would be a daring movie no matter the year, but its timing at the tail end of 2000 is impeccable.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper

The story that Bamboozled tells could hardly be more urgent or timely.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper

January 1, 2000

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Stacie Hougland
March 10, 2009

News & Observer, Raleigh, NC

January 1, 2000
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