BlacKkKlansman

Release Date: August 10th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.

Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Ryan Eggold, Michael Buscemi

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Perfect World Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, QC Entertainment, Blumhouse Productions

Keywords: 1970s , Police officer , Underdog , Rivalry , House , Police station , Hilarious , Amusing , Office , Investigation , Pursuit , Tense , Suspenseful ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Lee and his writers have thrown as many logs on the fire as they’ve been able to find to signal the persistence of racial injustice; they have also endeavored, and mostly succeeded, to entertain. show more

  • 80
    Richard LawsonVanity Fair

    Lee uses Blaxploitation motifs playfully but with purpose, honoring an era of discourse and activism while urging for the necessity of a similar film language now. If we are not keen to the past, we’re likely to find ourselves mired in its ills again. We already are, of course. show more

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    It’s no surprise that director Spike Lee prefers a hammer to a scalpel for this real-life drama, but his righteous fury is supplemented with a mature thoughtfulness that gives the proceedings the grim weight of history. show more

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