Chi-Raq Reviews

Apr 23, 2022
It's one of Lee's most accomplished and effective films in years.
Apr 30, 2021
Thrillingly ambitious musical satire from the legend that is Spike Lee.
Apr 9, 2021
"Chi-Raq" is fiercely intelligent with its farcical parable and fearless in its vicious social commentary.
Feb 9, 2021
Messy and nauseating.
Feb 3, 2021
Powerful, preachy, maddening but ultimately unforgettable.
Feb 13, 2020
It's not Spike Lee's job to come up with solutions. His job is to engage our imaginations and stimulate our minds. It's up to us to be smart enough and strong enough to solve these problems.
Jan 13, 2020
It's inspiring to see a talent of Lee's caliber swing for the fences. Chi-Raq may not be perfect, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Nov 13, 2019
Overall, Chi-Raq is easily Spike Lee's most daring feature - a highly energetic film that not only shines a light on American gang culture, but puts a feminist spin on pacifism.
Jul 2, 2019
Lee is back with Chi-Raq, his most powerful and boisterous movie in years.
May 8, 2019
Chi-raq is powerful, even heart-breaking stuff wrapped in a dark, hip-hop musical comedy.
Mar 14, 2019
Utterly unafraid to point its finger, Chi-Raq is nothing less than a rousing success.
Dec 14, 2018
Spike Lee has a way of making anger incredibly thoughtful as well as entertaining.
Nov 19, 2018
Through music, celebrity and sheer pizzazz, Chi-Raq uses every weapon in its arsenal to get cinema-goers to reflect on the state of the nation. Urgent, clever and a lot of fun, Spike Lee's latest is a classic in the making.
Nov 3, 2018
Lee's latest may be the epitome of a hot mess, but it's one we need now more than ever.
Oct 10, 2018
By seemingly sidelining narrative coherence to bring forth its themes, the film offers an experience that is both special and irritating (and often at the same time).
Aug 23, 2018
This film is an insult to black women.
Aug 22, 2018
It's a too-long, high-wire act of a film, using rap in place of dialogue, and occasionally it hits the ground. But when it works, wow.
Aug 22, 2018
The story and language are harsh but realistic. Even if you find this blunt imagery offensive, make no mistake, it creates a necessary and powerful message.
Aug 9, 2018
Everything about Chi-Raq exudes exuberance: the movement of the camera; the West Side Story-style choreography of the two rival factions; the delight the actors display in tearing into their dialogue.
Oct 17, 2017
I love the anger, the comedy and the use of music but untangling the moral rights and wrongs is a nightmare, with Lysistrata's story of female empowerment sitting uncomfortably with the casual misogyny and sexism.
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