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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    The Summer of Sam at least has a fitting title. It is a look into the minds of the people of NYC when the serial killer the son of Sam was roaming around. It does so in quite a nice way, providing us with a lot of references to the contemporary pop- and counter culture. Yet the story was so darn predictable... Shame because aesthetically it's a joy to watch.

  2. Aaken's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    Great film, great performance throughout. Adrian Brody was the revelation. Inspired and genuinely convincing.

  3. Max Swanson's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    An underrated late 90's Spike Lee gem featuring a knockout performance from the ever underrated John Leguizamo.

  4. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    What a failure. To my surprise John Travolta has mutated and became John Leguizamo. Crap. What a disappointment.

  5. film_lies101's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    One of Lee's most cohesive & incisive efforts

  6. Igor Leoni's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    Pretentious, hysterical and overlong. Also bad casting choices. Someone needs to tell Spike Lee that John Leguizamo is no John Travolta.

  7. radurosca's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    For some reason this Spike Lee movie remained one of his most underrated joints. Yet, Spike's take on the Son of Sam makes this film one of the most personal stories about a serial killer.

  8. Malik's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    New York City in 1977 should be it's own television show.

  9. Kristian Ramsden's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    This film would have been one of Lee's best if it wasn't for the totally wrong and ill-formed characterisation of Brody's character. It's as if Lee doesn't understand that there is a difference between what has become Punk now, and what it was 1977. Because the Sex Pistols had even released God Save The Queen at the outset of this film. However, otherwise really effective. Besides the talking dog.

  10. Andre Rehal's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    This film was a little too long and there was a talking dog but the strength of the performances are what made it a decent movie.

  11. Jaspar Lamar Crabb's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    BOTCHED...what could have been (and should have been) a mix of Scorsese/Lee/Fincher turned out to be a dull, poorly edited mess with virtually every actor miscast

  12. Alanedit's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    Summer of sam is one of Lee's most underrated films. It's also one of his best. In fact, his whole filmmography is underrated. It's just like the man itself.

  13. REH1101's rating of the film Summer of Sam

    Spike Lee at his darkest, and in my opinion his best. All of his trademark themes and techniques are beautifully put to use in Summer of Sam. It is a near perfect film with the exception of the scenes that include a talking dog. Glad to see it on here, now get He Got Game up as well.