March 4, 2021
Terrific performances and fearless storytelling make BlacKkKlansman a searing document that defies the viewer not to react.
February 18, 2021
Spike Lee definitely knows how to land a punch.
February 13, 2021
Well timed for anniversary of white nationalist march in Charlottesville where activist Heather Heyer was killed, Lee doesn't shy away from linking the past and the present this unsubtly and directly, like no other major American filmmaker.
February 11, 2021
Devoted to the politics of race and blood, Lee is obliged to present a version of events largely existing outside actual history. Instead, we are offered history as the record of the beauty or emanation of the race.
December 8, 2020
BlacKkKlansman may be set 40 years in the past but it's made for the America of today.
December 5, 2020
The performances win out, negating questionable inclusions and historical inaccuracies, making this biographical account a thoroughly entertaining, triumphant venture.
November 4, 2020
If it doesn't leave you shaking or have a pit in your stomach by the end, you're not paying attention.
October 15, 2020
It's got the giddy spirit of a caper flick, one that's sometimes a little more farcical in tone than feels apt for the subject.
October 8, 2020
Haunting, humorous, and thought provoking in equal measure.
September 3, 2020
Spike Lee is an absolutely great filmmaker.
August 29, 2020
The chemistry between Washington and Driver is essential to maintaining the rythm of the film persistent and entertaining in a constant shift between crime and comedy. [Full review in Spanish]
August 29, 2020
Ten years ago, during our optimistic delusions of a post-racial America, we might have naively called such a movie over-the-top. But arriving the same week as an actual white-nationalist rally on the National Mall, it's horrifically spot-on.
August 26, 2020
BlacKkKlansman is Spike Lee's most significant film since Do The Right Thing and Malcolm X.
July 24, 2020
It's frighteningly timely and timeless, yes, but Lee knows how to approach it like a comedy that stands on its middle fingers. Power to the people indeed.
July 22, 2020
Lee's joint is undoubtedly a raging inferno of all too relevant social commentary. It's a powerhouse spine-tingler which proactively manages to kick racism in the balls at brute force.
July 18, 2020
The film's central concerns - hateful rhetoric dressed up as "pride," prejudiced cops abusing their power - feel viscerally relevant.
July 9, 2020
The great revelation of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman is how imagery can be used as powerful motivators, cultivating the way people feel and act.
July 8, 2020
BlacKkKlansman is a film with a great cast, but the way director Spike Lee decided to force his message makes the movie feel heavy-handed and oddly redundant in parts.