Da 5 Bloods Reviews

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June 22, 2020
Da 5 Bloods is a stirring wake up call given current events while also being a poignant history lesson for anyone unaware of the complicated relationship between being black in America and American patriotism. Delroy Lindo deserves an Oscar nomination.
June 22, 2020
The thing is that the method Spike [Lee] chooses to deliver his messages doesn't always work. Most of the time it ends up feeling forced and preachy. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 22, 2020
I still enjoyed Da5Bloods and recommend it as a springboard for learning more about this pivotal time in our nation's history and the brave Black men who served without the recognition they deserve.
June 22, 2020
[A]n epic examination of friend and foe, grace and greed that has taken on a greater urgency and symbolism following the death of George Floyd.
June 22, 2020
Lee's intentions with Da 5 Bloods is not subtle, nor should you expect them to be. The manner in which Da 5 Bloods combats the white narratives surrounding war is extremely potent.
June 22, 2020
But for this viewer at least, there are just too many different strands and styles to make for a satisfactory whole.
June 19, 2020
Sometimes the best way to call attention to an historical injustice is through bold entertainment. That's certainly what the great American auteur Spike Lee has in mind with Da 5 Bloods.
June 19, 2020
A film for the moment and one for the ages.
June 19, 2020
Spike Lee really is one of the greatest American filmmakers currently working, and that Da 5 Bloods is one of the best films to hit screens [this] year.
June 19, 2020
Paul [is] is a complex study, played with gut-wrenching emotion and intense physicality by Lindo. It's an incandescent performance, and sure to be one of the most talked-about of the year.
June 19, 2020
In all its grab bag meandering, and on-the-nose cornball goofiness, it totally works and is as poignant and meaningful a film as anything Lee has made to date.
June 19, 2020
Running 156 minutes, Da 5 Bloods is both sprawling and intimate -- a genre movie packed with film references and familiar narrative ploys and twists, and a psychodrama that's both collective and individual.
June 19, 2020
In a Spike Lee joint, Black history is not an artifact or the cool fetish of American culture.
June 19, 2020
Spike Lee is at his best when he's screaming, and Da 5 Bloods is an absolute holler. It is a messy, overwrought, tonally inconsistent, finger-wagging-in-your-face cinematic lecture, which makes it just the best kind of Spike Lee Joint.
June 19, 2020
More loaded than sweet smelling, this latest Spike Lee joint surrounds an outrageous Vietnam War narrative with social injustice, plenty of great Marvin Gaye, and simply just too many wild and crazy moments of chit-chat.
June 19, 2020
Even this film - an attempt at exposing the racial politics of a war in which a white establishment sent black men to kill Asians - cannot get away from committing cinematic sins of the type that plague too many war films.
June 19, 2020
In his best movies, Spike Lee uses fiction as a sort of laboratory where he mixes different social factors and can anticipate events. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 18, 2020
Here's the thing. Spike Lee's film moved me. Genuinely pushed me around for nearly three hours. It's a cinematic opus that's both vital and heartfelt.
June 18, 2020
One of the silliest and most pretentious movies I've had to endure in the past few years. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 17, 2020
Intense tale of war, racial politics; violence, language.
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