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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Has more originality, nitty-gritty humor, spirit and spunk than all the summer blockbuster retreads combined. Underneath the jousting and jiving, there's a sharp, uncompromising look at the anatomy of a race riot in the movie. [30 June 1989, Daily Notebook, p.E3] show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This is a fascinating movie experience. [30 June 1989, Life, p.1D] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It comes closer to reflecting the current state of race relations in America than any other movie of our time. show more

  • 100
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    This is a sumptuous work, from its unconventional title sequence of a woman dancing hard in the streets to its provocative ending with conflicting quotes from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr .[30 June 1989, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Lee has forged a work of art in the classic sense -- art that delights and instructs. show more

  • 100
    Mr. Showbiz

    Witty portrait of a troubled community. show more

  • 90
    TV Guide

    It is a subtle and humane entertainment with a refreshingly serious view of the world. show more

  • 100
    Sheila Benson Los Angeles Times

    Stirred up impassioned debate everywhere; it would seem the greatest compliment that could be paid a stunning entertainment. [30 June 1989, Calendar, p.6-1] show more

  • 100
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    A remarkable piece of work. [30 June 1989] show more

  • 100
    Desson Thomson Washington Post

    There's no doubt about the film's sheer power and taut originality. show more

  • August 13, 2012 filmlover1994
    Report This User

    Do The Right Thing Was Roger Ebert\'s And Gene Siskel\'s Best Film Of 1989.

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