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School Daze Reviews

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November 8, 2016
Everything about School Daze is frantic, and the energy is addictive.
September 7, 2015
Skin tone is crucial to understanding School Daze's brazenness as a major-studio film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 23, 2008
Some of the issues get lost in the mix, but strong performances by Lee and Fishburne make this a watchable and thought-provoking venture.
February 13, 2005
The film's central argument is that black matriculation is undercut by internal divisions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 28, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2004
An uneven but probably necessary stepping stone between "She's Gotta Have It" and "Do The Right Thing"
| Original Score: 3/5
December 19, 2002
ambitious, messy, rowdy comedy-drama, which tosses together fraternity foolishness, campus activism, lusty romance and even a few musical numbers
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Although the film has big structural problems and leaves a lot of loose ends, there was never a moment when it didn't absorb me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Even with all its flaws, School Daze is worth seeing, because Lee gets into areas no director before had even bothered to come near.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2008
A shapeless mess that falls far short of the high expectations created by Lee's first feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 29, 2006
The film's political issues are far more interesting than its artistic attributes--this messy picture feels as if Spike Lee is just incidentally interested in what makes musical movies work
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 24, 2006
Lee has a small, intimate talent; here, he goes for the big podium and blows it.
March 10, 2004
Uneven and a little dull, although the ending inspires.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
For every tough-minded confrontation between the different student factions, School Daze is apt to offer a love scene less than vital to the plot, or an overlong musical scene whose effect is that of treading water.
January 1, 2000
School Daze, with its pompous patchwork plot, is an arrogant, humorless, sexist mess.
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