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729 Ratings

Summer of Sam

Directed by Spike Lee
United States, 1999
Drama, Crime


Spike Lee’s take on the “Son of Sam” murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

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Summer of Sam Directed by Spike Lee

Critics reviews

The point isn’t that Summer of Sam was a terrible movie (though it was), but that its distractedness, its lack of focus, was ultimately rather helpful in allowing me to take Lee down off the pedestal I had once placed him on. It was important to learn to temper my expectations… Spike Lee has such a strong voice as both a filmmaker and a personality that it’s rather edifying to see both drowned out by so much sound and fury.
July 22, 2013
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