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Summer of Sam

Rated R for strong graphic violence and sexuality, pervasive strong language and drug use.

R In Theaters 07/2/1999 , 142min.
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An urban epic, a noisy, swirling, flawed, hilarious, witty, tender, violent, questionable train wreck. Full Review
David Edelstein
Spike Lee is a virtuoso filmmaker, a wizard at selling a sequence, but he'll never make an entirely coherent movie until he learns to go deeper into his subjects instead of wider with them. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
If there's any moral to this sorry story, perhaps Lee's stealth-message is it: Even when it's not about race, it is. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
This film, like the dazzling but many-tentacled "He Got Game" before it, makes up in fury much of what it lacks in form. Full Review
James Berardinelli
It is a dark, violent, sexually explicit motion picture that will surely offend timid viewers. Full Review

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