Da 5 Bloods Reviews

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June 17, 2020
This everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach can be his strength, but while Da Five Bloods doesn't entirely lack heat, it never really gets cooking.
June 16, 2020
Da 5 Bloods is the first movie I've seen since lockdown began that made me yearn to be in a packed cinema.
June 15, 2020
Is Lee preaching to the choir? Perhaps but those not already in the fold who give the film a chance may discover that the things Lee is saying are hard to disagree with regardless of your race, creed, or color.
June 15, 2020
Foremost among its accomplishments is the confident ease with which it traverses many shades of human experience... Lee does this by skillfully fading discrete genres into each other over the course of its two hour and 35 minute runtime.
June 15, 2020
"Da 5 Bloods" runs two hours and thirty-four minutes, but it's not a second too long. On the contrary, it feels compressed, bustling, and frenzied with its intellectual and dramatic energy.
June 13, 2020
Lee's latest is a crackerjack drama, directed by a filmmaker who remains in total control of his once-in-a-generation gifts and utilizes them to synthesize story and history into something new.
June 12, 2020
Beneath the layer of blood and the ever-present threat of death, Da 5 Bloods is a study in intimate masculine relationships, specifically black ones, and the way those bonds are exploited in the name of war.
June 12, 2020
It's a continued reminder that [Spike Lee] is a really vital filmmaker, and it's a strong followup to BlackKklansman.
June 12, 2020
Spike Lee is being so obvious in the films that he is tipping his hat to, that it almost passes through homage and turns into a statement about ownership... It feels like a reclaiming of Hollywood myths.
June 12, 2020
'Da 5 Bloods' is at once knockabout and violent, funny and deadly serious, carved from history and carved from the movies.
June 12, 2020
Lee, in his inimitable way, is prodding his audience to pay attention and realize that, even as history marches on, the same battles are still being fought.
June 12, 2020
A history lesson wrapped in an adventure, the caveat being that history is never done with us, and that we struggle to shrug it off our backs.
June 12, 2020
"Da 5 Bloods" bleeds American.
Top Critic
June 12, 2020
Lindo's character, and his performance, are for the ages.
June 11, 2020
Never has a movie matched its moment more remarkably than Da 5 Bloods, an explosive, eloquent cry of black anguish and anger for this seismic season.
June 11, 2020
Lee has a way of juggling multiple ideas within his films, but to use a war metaphor, he's fighting on too many fronts -- trying to service the story and subplots while fleshing out the historical context.
June 11, 2020
Spike Lee's gutsy new Netflix drama, "Da 5 Bloods," sets you up and knocks you down.
June 11, 2020
Da 5 Bloods sees Spike Lee continuing in his late-career tour as Mr. Lee, everyone's favorite radicalized and truth-telling AP U.S. history teacher.
June 11, 2020
Lee will never be satisfied with the status quo, and he reminds us we shouldn't be either. Da 5 Bloods gets its energy from that jolt of defiance.
June 11, 2020
The result is a movie that is intellectually restless and brilliantly bristling with energy and debate.
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