Chi-Raq Poster

Release Date: December 4th, 2015

R|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
The girlfriend (Teyonah Parris) of a Chicago gang leader (Nick Cannon) persuades other frustrated women to abstain from sex until their men agree to end the senseless cycle of violence.

Cast: Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Steve Harris, Harry Lennix, D.B. Sweeney, Angela Bassett

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • In-your-face polemic, with nowhere to go once the point has been made. Repeatedly. show more

  • Though it sometimes recalls the irresistibly energetic, genre-bending feel of Lee’s best films – Do The Right Thing in particular – it lacks the assurance and unifying thrust that made those features work so well. show more

  • Even if the now-veteran director lays everything on a bit thick, repeatedly makes many of the same points and lets things go on too long, he's still found a lively and legitimate way to tackle urgent subject matter that other filmmakers have found excuses to avoid. show more

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