I think the decision to make this Troy's film was brilliant, she offered a unique perspective that the others could not. Lee had an ability to attack urban life/issues with style, sensitivity, and grace like no other in the 90s. It was pure gold, and we haven't seen anything like it since Lee.
A humanistic and emotive film that harkens to a lost time gone by and does not insult one's intelligence. A poignant and moving family film that provides great insight into city life and childhood. A beautiful film all in all. Can we just give Spike Lee all the Oscars already? He's one of the best filmmakers we've got in America.
A great slice-of-life music video, a nice representation of nostalgia through artifice. The soundtrack is so far past overkill that it succeeds in showing us how film revives memory; the soundtrack adds to the essence of experience rather than the realism. Buoyed by Harris' performance, Lee aces the atmosphere of a family dynamic where both love and toughness are equally educational.
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A classic childhood mixtape that's stuck with me since I was younger than most of the kids in the film. It falters here and there (the anamorphic lens stuff is more distracting than anything else), but the camerawork is fantastic, the bickering is perfectly-orchestrated, and it features what's easily the greatest pop soundtrack ever assembled for a film.
sweet, like the more auteur-ish "Soul Food." the scene when all the kids start singing along to the Partridge Family kills me: "I woke up in love this morning!" this movies makes me love my block even more than I already do, I smile extra-hard at my neighboring families.
4.5 stars, crooklyn is the greatest-how often do you have an accurate account of a black family that doesn't have a black man dressed as an overweight black woman? .. yeah. There is not one african american family that couldn't relate to moments (if not every minute) of this film.