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Clockers Reviews

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Jason Bailey
August 16, 2016
There's no denying the movie's greatness: the depth of the characters, the urgency of its narrative, the nightmarishness of its vision.
Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show
July 18, 2014
Clockers leaves you with a sense of aching sadness, a regretful melancholy for the lives that have been blasted and the wrong decisions that have been made. Once again, Spike Lee has done the right thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
September 22, 2008
There is a force and focus in Lee's work, an absence of intellectual posturing and a willingness to let his material speak for itself that he has not achieved before.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
September 22, 2008
Average Lee, but still enjoyable overall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

September 22, 2008
Arguably Lee's best film since Do The Right Thing.
Emanuel Levy
February 18, 2008
Spike Lee gets a good perfromance from newcomer Phifer as the young crack dealer, but the movie is diffuse, paying too much attention to the urban environment and not enough to the personas and dilemmas of the central characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Clockers is messy and didactic, but it's complex in a way that a tidy film can't be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
September 24, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The result is a more sober, mournful and meditative expressionism than you'd expect. That's not to say the film isn't suspenseful, but the director's distaste for the inner city's gun culture is clear to see. Superbly acted.
Michael Dequina
January 8, 2005
A fascinating and engrossing character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Clint Morris
October 11, 2004
One of the best films of the 90's....a knockout
| Original Score: 4/5
Fred Topel
May 1, 2004
Decent urban drama.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
February 6, 2004
A trilha sonora intrusiva acaba cansando, mas o filme se sobressai grašas Ó complexidade de seus personagens.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 4, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 19, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
January 31, 2003
Strong performances are reason enough for the audience to endure 129 minutes of Clockers.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 17, 2002
A strong, brutal look at the lure of drugs and its effect on young people as well as the cops out to stop it.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
How, exactly, was this film overlooked?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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