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
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
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.
December 14, 2006
An affectionate look at youthful adventures.
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
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.
August 8, 2002
July 26, 2002
One of Spike's most underrated and insightful.
May 12, 2001
This remarkable movie will haunt you for a good long time.
January 1, 2000
Crooklyn is not in any way an angry film. But thinking about the difference between its world and ours can make you angry, and I think that was one of Lee's purposes here.
January 1, 2000
Lee is as talented as any director is capturing an era, and some of the early scenes perfectly recall the mood of the time. The pop soundtrack may be a little too obvious, but it gets the job done.
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