Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  135 min.
Release Date: August 10, 2018
DVD: November 6, 2018
Blu-ray: November 6, 2018
VOD: October 23, 2018
Digital: October 23, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.47
based on 246 votes and 78 reviews
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Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace


In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the Colorado Springs police department’s first black police officer. When he spots an ad asking people to call the Ku Klux Klan for more information, he dials and reaches David Duke, the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. He tells Duke he hates Blacks, Jews, Mexicans, Italians, Irish and Chinese. And anyone else who doesn't have pure white Aryan blood running through their veins.

Through his contact with Duke, Ron discovers that the Ku Klux Klan is planning an attack. He gets Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), a white officer, to play him in order to meet face to face with Duke and his fellow Klan members.

Flip asks the members of the Klan what they're planning, but his questions raise suspicions and they make him take a "Jew lie detector" test. Nonetheless, the Klan allows no less than three undercover cops to join their den, as Stallworth and his fellow cops hilariously disprove all their delusions of white superiority.

Based on the autobiography Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth.

Director: Spike Lee
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Jordan Peele, Raymond Mansfield, Shaun Redick
Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
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  • 5 stars "Great story set in an interesting time. Loved the music, story and feel of the movie. It mad me laugh, cry and think."
  • 4 stars "A must-see film that gets confused what direction it is going. In true Spike Lee fashion, he can't decide if he is making satire, parody, situation comedy, homage, or buffoonish reversal, the story gets lost as the direction gets lost. One has to ask what drugs are being used, and the ending in the restaurant was cheesy reminds me of college films that have to unite the cast together. There are so many women directors that should have been nominated. Enough of that, the acting is tremendous, and shows both the upsides and downs of "white voice" which, in part is not completely believable as so many in the South sound the same regardless of color. But as catalyst, it for the most part, works. It questions the placement of working for the system and how to embrace the system to work for truth. Great story, uneven direction."
  • 1 star "Horrible - How dare Spike Lee compare trump with a Klansman !! We all know Hillary Klinton used to rub noses with the leader of the KKK - Such typical liberal bs -"