• Bamboozled (2000)


Release Date: October 20th, 2000

DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2001

R |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

A blistering satire of network television's pitfalls and prejudices, a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a television writer's stunning rise and tragic downfall. Pierre Delacroix, a young, Harvard-educated man, who is the sole person of color, writing for an upstart network with floundering ratings. Despite several attempts, Delacroix has yet to see any of his concepts go into production.

Cast: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Paul Mooney, Sarah Jones

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: New York City, Underdog, Brother, Office, Creative, Rise, 2000s, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Starts out hilarious and then turns very, very grim.

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Lee's incendiary and brilliant new film.

  • 27
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

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

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