Da 5 Bloods Reviews

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July 2, 2020
A beautifully cinematic saga with some ugly edges, Spike Lee's latest is one of his most epic, expensive and occasionally messy outings yet.
July 2, 2020
It highlights the many ways Black people have enriched the same country that continues to perpetuate violence against them. It's a message that's sadly always relevant - but it feels particularly urgent right now.
July 2, 2020
At this point, I would sit for two hours of Delroy Lindo just monologuing into the camera, and maybe so would you after watching Spike Lee's epic new adventure-drama Da 5 Bloods.
July 1, 2020
It was something that was a little "off the cuff," but still entertaining.
July 1, 2020
Spike is on a roll...
June 30, 2020
There's a lot of cinematic gear grinding in this clunky, ill-formed brick of a film...When it comes to making his Big Important Points, Spike Lee thunders away in so grandiose a manner they reek of being force-injected afterthoughts.
June 30, 2020
Adds an urgent, vital and clear voice to the current national conversation focused on societal and institutional racism.
June 29, 2020
No other living filmmaker has so consistently probed the hard problems that face us, which is why Lee remains essential.
June 29, 2020
I think it's a little too soon to call Da 5 Bloods a masterpiece. In time, that will likely change. For now, I'm content to call it one of the most essential and necessary films of 2020.
June 29, 2020
Da 5 Bloods is an American masterpiece about the psychological damage of America, the bonds that bring us together, and a world in disarray.
June 28, 2020
A troubling portrait of the Vietnam war and its toxic impact on so many black soldiers who suffered there.
June 27, 2020
It has been released at a precise moment where new voices demand a change of perspective in the hectic political world of the society that surrounds us. [Full review in Spanish]
June 27, 2020
one of the best films of 2020 and will be on my best of the year list.
June 26, 2020
This tale of former Vietnam vets who return to the land where they battled years ago to retrieve a fallen soldier's body (and some stashed gold) is visually enticing and full of riveting performances.
June 26, 2020
Spike Lee is a brilliant moviemaker but he is not always consistent with the elements in his films. This one has too many different aspects he never pulls together and that affects the overall enjoyment.
June 25, 2020
No matter what complaints I might have about certain aspects of the film, the emotional impact of Paul's final confrontation with his past is so powerful, so heartbreaking and so well realized that it makes up for any of the film's shortcomings.
June 25, 2020
It's a relatively long film at 154 minutes, but Lee and his screenwriters keep the pressure up so the time passes surprisingly fast.
June 25, 2020
Astoundingly timely, this new drama from Spike Lee explores the debt America owes to the people who built the nation and fought its wars. But it's not a preachy polemic; it's a warm, often funny and sometimes very intense story about four old friends.
June 25, 2020
Few filmmakers are as adept at weaving the past and present as Spike Lee. His most recent project, Da 5 Bloods, is exemplary of this, as well as his occasional nods to and riffs on cinematic history.
June 25, 2020
As he did with BlacKkKlansman, Lee has welded a genre movie to audacious cultural dialogue and Da 5 Bloods works best when it's firing in the filmmaker's punchy, didactic register.
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