Crooklyn Reviews

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September 16, 2019
Nuanced depiction of a black family in Brooklyn; language.
March 13, 2019
In spite of the flaws of the Virginia interlude I really enjoyed this.
August 11, 2018
...a relaxed portrayal of African-American domesticity, anchored by strong performances.
June 5, 2018
Lee seems to confuse noise with drama: the bickering Carmichaels create quite a racket, but we're seldom moved by their plight. In his most desperate moment, Lee shoots a long sequence through a distorted lens.
June 5, 2018
Crooklyn, a gentle and touching tale of growing up in a melting-pot neighborhood of Brooklyn in the Partridge Family era, shows a different, more sentimental side of that cinematic firebrand, Spike Lee.
September 7, 2011
September 23, 2008
Lee is a great self-promoter. After all his press releases and all his interviews, we are given films that are sketchy, unfelt and distancing -- incidents in Lee's career, the only drama that really interests him.
September 23, 2008
While Lee fails to impose sufficient structure on his material, expertly drawn performances help vividly to evoke the family and street life of an era untroubled by crack or drive-by shootings.
September 23, 2008
It's not Lee's most challenging work, but it's certainly amongst his most charming.
November 29, 2007
A sub-par vision of Brooklyn with some bright spots
December 14, 2006
An affectionate look at youthful adventures.
June 24, 2006
The key problem is that the film is simply a ragged series of anecdotal sketches.
June 6, 2006
Loosely based on Spike Lee's growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s, the casual, warm, apolitical (for Lee) script took a life of its own during the development process.
February 24, 2004
One of Lee's more modest but admirable pieces.
February 11, 2004
Um dos melhores trabalhos de Spike Lee, este filme foi solenemente ignorado pela Academia - uma mancha que o Oscar carregar para sempre em seu histrico.
December 22, 2003
Standard Spike Lee fare, which means it comes with its high and low points.
October 1, 2003
Uneven Lee film -- and the reel printed in uncorrected 'scope is a really bad idea.
July 20, 2003
An idiosyncratic domestic drama written and directed by Spike Lee
May 20, 2003
May 20, 2003
It's the first Spike Lee film with the potential to be turned into a television show. More important, it's the first one to display real warmth of heart.
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