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Lee has a small, intimate talent; here, he goes for the big podium and blows it.
For every tough-minded confrontation between the different student factions, School Daze is apt to offer a love scene less than vital to the plot, or an overlong musical scene whose effect is that of treading water.
School Daze, with its pompous patchwork plot, is an arrogant, humorless, sexist mess.
Although the film has big structural problems and leaves a lot of loose ends, there was never a moment when it didn't absorb me.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Spike Lee had something in mind while he shot School Daze, his follow-up to the cult hit She's Gotta Have It. Unfortunately it's still lodged behind his cranium.