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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A frustratingly uneven satire with undeniably sharp teeth, isn't afraid to shoot comic darts at its targets until blood is drawn. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Guaranteed to inspire, antagonize and divide his (Lee's) audience. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    On both technical and conceptual levels, Bamboozled is a movie that will leave Spike Lee fans bewildered. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a film about dumbing down that has the effect of wising up its audience. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    This is the kind of misfire that can take everyone down with it. It's not just bad, it's mean-bad. show more

  • 27
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    If Lee's intention was to cement our loathing of blackface comedy, he's succeeded all too well. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Lee's incendiary and brilliant new film. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Starts out hilarious and then turns very, very grim. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Nothing seriously detracts from the film's overall brilliance. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's a unique blend of history and hysteria, and there's no escaping the dead-serious ideas that run beneath its flamboyant surface. show more

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