Get on the Bus Reviews

February 26, 2018
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.
September 7, 2011
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
It's a simple, appealing premise and filmmaker Spike Lee uses it to full comic advantage.
September 24, 2008
A vital regeneration of a filmmaker's talent as well as a bracing and often very funny dramatization of urgent sociopolitical themes...
February 9, 2006
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.
May 20, 2003
While the film assembles a full array of black male stereotypes and conines them to what is essentially a talky one-set play, Mr. Lee stylistically jump-starts this small, earnest film in every way he can.
June 18, 2002
It's two hours of men sitting on a bus talking, but the talk is alive. Lee keeps the scenes short, so that nothing ever resolves completely.
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April 12, 2002
February 14, 2001
It's successful at holding our interest -- at making us care, and believe.
January 1, 2000
An involving, intimate portrait of a group of men gathered for a common purpose.
January 1, 2000
If the movie finally doesn't know when to quit, its flaws are those of enthusiasm and heart.
January 1, 2000
If the movie's central sadness is that we identify with our own group and suspect outsiders, the movie's message is that we have been given brains to learn to empathize.
October 16, 1996