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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
I first saw this movie as a teenager and at ...
By A Customer
I first saw this movie as a teenager and at the time, did not completely grasp the subtleties Lee actually presented. Having recently re-watched for class, I understood so much more of the undercurrents and side commentary. I am surprised and saddened to read most of the negative comments regarding the movie being "past it's prime", "too raw" or "pointlessness". As it turns out, the meat of the film is spot on addressing racial tensions that still haven't been truly addressed 20 some-odd years later. The movie is actually dedicated to victims of racial injustice of the time, and one could equally substitute recent victims of social inequality. So while I agree the music and dress is stuck in a time warp; the true subject matter of racial inequality, social unrest and a tendency to overlook the tough issues that will not be systemically addressed are still very much relevant in an Obama era. It's is purposely hyper real to make a viewer pay attention as the subtlety continues to be willfully overlooked. There's a reason this movie is a classic.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
A Masterwork of filmmaking
By Gene Starwind
This has to be one of Spike Lee's masterworks. Sadly, many of the central themes are as relevant today as they were 25 years ago.
A star-studded cast and a well-written script, combined with Lee's directorial skill makes this a movie for the ages. Rosie Perez makes her movie debut in this film along with veteran actors, such Danny Aiello, John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, the late Robin Harris (Bebe's Kids), Frankie Faison, Martin Lawrence and Steve Park.
There are few films of this caliber being made nowadays.
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Great film, crappy menu.
By John P. Salvaggio
Great film, the dvd menu is poorly deisgned and it makes annoying beeping sounds when you shuffle from "film" "scenes" extras" ect.. also menu is estetically unpleasing. the most used "extra" is the theatrical trailer and they put it way at the bottom of a sub menu- digital design choice. this entire menu system needs a redesign. the film is a great film.