Clockers Reviews

July 6, 2010
Spike Lee brings way too much baggage for the movie to work.
September 22, 2008
Lee's film never recaptures the impact of the opening credit sequence, a grimly deglamorized tableaux of real-life crime scenes.
September 22, 2008
The performances are strong, but the spectator often feels adrift in an overly busy intrigue.
June 9, 2008
A study of the urban dope-dealing culture and its toll on everyone who comes in contact with it, the picture has an insider's feel that is constantly undercut by the filmmaker's impulse to editorialize.
March 18, 2005
October 23, 2004
Sub-par Spike Lee
December 28, 2003
A too-passive lead character sinks this otherwise interesting film.
May 20, 2003
Spike Lee brings a signature edge and richness to his film images, but must a filmmaker's distinctive style be so heavy that it interferes with the story itself?
February 17, 2003
January 15, 2003
A heartfelt but badly unfocused slice-of-urban life from Spike Lee. Depressingly typical of the director's efforts of late.
April 17, 2002
Lee's movie feels like a two-hour public service announcemnt on the evils of drugs, bad cops and black-on-black violence.
January 1, 2000
Regardless of how decent this film is, it won't change a life.
January 1, 2000
The bottom line for this movie about drugs? Just say no.
January 1, 2000
Until Lee figures out what he really thinks, his movies are going to express more confusion than clarity.
January 1, 2000
Mercifully, the audacious Lee keeps his goofy stylistic technique a bit more in check than in some of his other films, but a little goes a long way and still tends to undermine the storytelling ability of his work.
January 1, 2000
What we get mostly in the film is a sense of Lee flailing, struggling to get a handle on his material.