BlacKkKlansman Reviews

Page 1 of 3
March 21, 2019
The contemporary elements don't necessarily trip you up too much, because you're in the middle of a period piece, and its a great balance that he strikes because we have been waiting for a return of Spike.
January 9, 2019
The filmmaker rips from the headlines, but the struggles remain the same.
September 14, 2018
There's nobody left in Hollywood making broad, sweeping, lively political melodramas like Spike Lee.
August 29, 2018
A kitchen sink and kaleidoscopic study of cultural and institutional racism in America.
August 26, 2018
Until the closing shots of BlacKkKlansman, director and co-writer Spike Lee does more than control the rage. He refines it with riotous wit into a stiletto, and is all the more lethal for that.
August 21, 2018
Lee's most entertaining and thought-provoking film in years.
August 15, 2018
Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman shows that entertainment and education do not have to part company in the hands of a skilled filmmaker.
August 14, 2018
Stallworth recognizes that "white voice" is a seductive fiction, like many of the customs of association cherished within the K.K.K.
August 13, 2018
For all its revelations of racist rot at the core of American society, Lee also offers a clear, specific, and wondrous, if wary, view of change that's possible because, at one time and to some extent, it actually happened.
August 13, 2018
Lee would contend, I guess, that the sober approach will no longer suffice-that the age we inhabit is too drunk on its own craziness. He has a point.
August 13, 2018
An entertaining jaunt through the '70s, with some dutiful grappling over the enduring question of race in America thrown in...
August 10, 2018
This is one of his best films because he marries the anger and intensity with the restraint and poetry that he's so good at visually.
August 10, 2018
A masterful tension of "I'm going to make you laugh, and I'm also going to make you feel really weird and uneasy".
August 10, 2018
Not since Bamboozled has a Spike Lee joint been this blunt and tightly rolled.
August 10, 2018
Spike's back, so back. BlacKkKlansman​ is a brilliant satire, a trenchant political statement and a love/hate letter to America, warts and all. It's a comedy and tragedy balled together, the bitterness as pungent as the sweetness.
August 10, 2018
Veering from a blaxploitation spoof to an undercover thriller and ending with a no-punches-pulled real-life coda, BlacKkKlansman is riotously fun one minute, savagely biting the next.
August 10, 2018
Lee heightens the nervy tone with strong visuals, juxtaposing a '70s blaxploitation aesthetic with the Klan's suffocating suburban décor. The jumps keeps you off balance, and engaged.
August 10, 2018
Lee's overarching point... is that we have not come very far at all from the early 1970s. His aesthetic in BlacKkKlansman is that, in making of movies that matter, we have moved beyond the niceties of normal dramatic strategies.
August 10, 2018
This freewheeling account of an African-American cop who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1970s is problematic as narrative drama, but stunning as provocation.
August 10, 2018
Lee shifts from silly spoof to dramatic chill in a heartbeat. As an entertainment that milks its audience's outrage against racism, BlacKkKlansman works exceedingly well.
Page 1 of 3