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Do the Right Thing
Do the Right Thing
8.3
/10
11,665 Ratings

DO THE RIGHT THING

Directed by Spike Lee
United States, 1989
Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Over the course of the hottest day of the year in New York City, a pizza delivery boy navigates through racial, generational, and class conflicts as tensions intensify and reach their boiling point around a pizza joint in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Synopsis

Over the course of the hottest day of the year in New York City, a pizza delivery boy navigates through racial, generational, and class conflicts as tensions intensify and reach their boiling point around a pizza joint in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.

Our take

Spike Lee’s polemical masterpiece has lost none of its righteous power in the decades since its release. A panoramic, heatwave-burnished tale of racial tension, community, and state violence that throbs with fevered urgency, Do the Right Thing is one of the great American films. Fight the power!