Da 5 Bloods Reviews

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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.
June 25, 2020
What Da 5 Bloods does, often garishly and often gloriously, is fetishize the broadness of this moment. It's always existed.
June 24, 2020
Not Spike Lee's most focused or fully realized wellspring of wrath for racial wrongdoing. But the topical conclusion is a cage-rattler - establishing a purposefully discordant lament for places and people who have only known loss and lethality.
June 24, 2020
Delroy Lindo is the strongest element of a film with a lot of peaks and a lot of valleys.
June 24, 2020
Lee's greatest talent as a filmmaker is finding a way to remit thematic heftiness and deep character explorations while delivering a genuinely entertaining story with striking characters. Da 5 Bloods may be his greatest success in that aspect.
June 23, 2020
There are certain parts that stylistically upset me or I don't get...some things should be put in the Cliffnotes...but the performances were pretty good...and it was a little too long, it could have been cut for sure...but it was an enjoyable movie...
June 23, 2020
It is definitely a big improvement on Spike Lee's first foray into war movies...the cinematography and music were both great, with the Marvin Gaye acoustic being really powerful...this movie does have so much fat, Spike needs an editor he can trust...
June 23, 2020
Magnificent performances power the film's two and a half hours.
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