I was completely disappointed over the fact that ideology shadowed telling a good story. Every frame has a black vs. white tension in either imagery, dialoge or juxtaposition.In the middle of it I kept on looking on my watch, because by then this movie had nothing new or more to tell. Many of the scenes felt incomplete, uneven cinematography, repetitive and similar characters.Youve can do much better than this Spike.
Like many of Spike's joints this one's not without its inconsistencies. But Lee is the perfect director for this material. He ramps up his trademark tendency to blur the line between complex individuals and exaggerated social types. From Stallworth to clansmen to activists, everyone's performing racialised identities to often hyperbolic extremes. It'd be hilarious if it weren't a matter of living or dying in America.
Tense, yet fun & playful. Washington, Driver, & esp Topher (DDuke) standout. Fixing system from inside vs revolution interesting. Internal conflict of being a black cop wasn't fully explored, but good. KKK using Trump lines is lazy & cheap. Never boring despite heavy topics. Ending a bit cheesy. Then, instead of credits, hit with a questionable contemporary news montage suggesting things no better now, YMMV here 3.5
4.5 Wow, i was preparing to watch it with a certain prejudice (having saw Lee's recent films). But, wow. Great ensemble, they were clearly having a great time. Washington is making a career for himself here (great timing amd comedic chops); it seems that Driver is simply not able to give a bad performance. Buscemi (Michael!), Grace and Eggold are great. Real chemistry. Some over the top moments, though
BLACKKKLANSMAN is a proof that director Spike Lee is still able to make another masterpiece. This movie has an interesting premise. It follows an Afro-American detective who was working on the investigation of KKK. It sounds more crazy, when you realized this is based on a true story. BLACKKKLANSMAN is easy to follow. The investigation is also exciting, yet entertaining. I think it's one of the best movie of the year
I was expecting the offensively simplistic, black & white (no pun intended) politics, since it is a Spike Lee film. What I wasn't expecting was the lack of style or anger that usually accompany Lee's films, which are usually a fault of them. But here, having gone completely in the opposite direction, it makes for a generic and bland movie. It's a shame given the solid performances by Washington, Driver, and Grace.