• Red Hook Summer (2012)

Red Hook Summer

Release Date: August 10th, 2012

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 2012

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

A well-to-do Atlanta teen (Jules Brown) documents a summer spent in the Brooklyn housing projects with his devout grandfather (Clarke Peters).

Cast: Clarke Peters, Jules Brown, Toni Lysaith, Nate Parker, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Heather Simms, Colman Domingo, James Ransone

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Glenn Heath Jr.Slant Magazine

    The seamless juxtaposition of faith and pain, innocence and guilt, allows the film to transcend Spike Lee's occasional bombastic moments and become a strong examination of internal suffering. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Here is Lee at his most spontaneous and sincere, but he could have used another screenplay draft, and perhaps a few more transitional scenes. show more

  • 30
    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. show more

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