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January 06, 2013
I have always been a big fan of spike but this movie fell short of my expectations. The biggest disappointment for me was using actors/actresses that don't deliver professional results. Clark Peters aside very few decent performances. I understand giving new Black actors the rare opportunity in hollywood, but the caliber needs to be there. The script could have been better, better written and
December 20, 2012
All I have to say is where in the hell have you been Spike? The movie game haven't been the same since you. Touching movie.
September 18, 2012
This was a great movie. Touched all avenues. Church folks really need to check this out.
August 11, 2012
This is Lee's best work since \"Bamboozled\". It cut me right to the core. In the age of Tyler Perry-esque mindless nonsense, it's good to have Lee's profound voice back.
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The Hollywood Reporter
Lee's latest rambles through almost two hours of unfocused drama, burdened with endless didactic editorializing, before lurching out of nowhere into ugly revelations and violence. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
In truth, the film fizzles as much as it fumes. Full Review
The New Yorker
A clear failure, yet Lee is getting at things that mystify him, and I was touched by parts of the movie. [13 & 20 Aug. 2012, p.97] Full Review
New York Daily News
We have little to hang onto once the film falls apart. Between the ongoing sermonizing and that final, sharp shock - which is gravely mishandled - we feel cowed into submission, rather than led towards enlightenment. Full Review
It's painful to watch Red Hook Summer stumble, because the man behind it has tried so hard to get his groove back. However, it's energizing in the fleeting moments when he does just that. Full Review