School Daze Reviews

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Variety
September 23, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Lee has a small, intimate talent; here, he goes for the big podium and blows it.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
School Daze, with its pompous patchwork plot, is an arrogant, humorless, sexist mess.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Spike Lee had something in mind while he shot School Daze, his follow-up to the cult hit She's Gotta Have It. Unfortunately it's still lodged behind his cranium.