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377 Ratings

Mo' Better Blues

Directed by Spike Lee
United States, 1990


Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic life.

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Mo' Better Blues Directed by Spike Lee

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1990 | Special Mention: Filmcritica Bastone Bianco Award

Critics reviews

First the good news: strictly as an exercise de style, Spike Lee’s fourth joint is in certain respects the liveliest and jazziest piece of filmmaking he’s turned out yet… Unfortunately, when it comes to characters, story, music, and the relationships between the three, Mo’ Better Blues is both confused and unconvincing––a lot of loose ideas and platitudes rattling around in search of a movie.
August 03, 1990
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