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Junior, aka 'Smooth'
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Critic Reviews for Get on the Bus
The wonder of this funky, heartfelt film is that its humanity easily eclipses its didacticism. Working fast and cheap, Lee seems revitalized by the urgency of the endeavor.February 26, 2018 | Full Review…
Quote not available.September 7, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
It's a simple, appealing premise and filmmaker Spike Lee uses it to full comic advantage.October 18, 2008 | Full Review…
Quote not available.October 18, 2008 | Rating: 2/4
A vital regeneration of a filmmaker's talent as well as a bracing and often very funny dramatization of urgent sociopolitical themes...September 24, 2008
Though Lee's deft expertise keeps things pacy and (mostly) plausible, the material can't avoid a certain predictability and, in the end, a preachy sentimentality.February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for Get on the Bus
Jun 17, 2016Here Spike Lee tackles black history as always, but this time presents more rounded arguments and opinions.Marcus W Super Reviewer
Oct 19, 2014A cross-section of African-American men travel cross-country by bus to the Million Man March. There are films that rise above their politics, films that promote a particular political ideology but also tell an intimate, human story. In literature, I think of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle as a representative example. This is not one of those films. Spike Lee's Get on the Bus is so pat and obvious in its politics that it doesn't get a chance to breathe on its own and its characters never rise above the types they represent. Lee's talent keeps the film afloat, and his camera tricks give the film an energy that we've come to expect from a "Spike Lee Joint," but the real problem remains in the script. This is not Lee or writer Reggie Rock Bythewood debating with himself; if you're confused about the film's politics, Charles S. Dutton lays it all out at the end for you. Overall, I don't have a lot of opinions about the political statements themselves, but I can say that the film is confined by its message.Jim H Super Reviewer
Jan 20, 2010Preachy Spike Lee rather than stylish Spike Lee spoils an otherwise decent film.John B Super Reviewer
Oct 10, 2007I thought this would be the ususal...oh how we are hard done by' sort of movie but I did laugh out load several times...Barry L Super Reviewer
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