BlacKkKlansman

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

Current rating: Rating: 3.51
based on 216 votes and 69 reviews
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Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Synopsis

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
Official Site: BlacKkKlansman.com

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  • 2 stars "The story was not told in a manner that kept my interest. Loved the acting expecially from the main character. Boring."
  • 4 stars "I thought Spike Lee did a good job of showing both sides of the story, from both the KKK and the Black Liberation movement. To me, it seemed like the plot line was not just about race - it was also about how it's possible for people of different backgrounds to co-exist successfully, while at the same time showing the extremes. This movie is not a comedy but does have humorous elements. If anything, it's a mirror to what's still going on today, 40-something years later. The bit at the end was hard to watch but it's a very important reminder that racism is still very much alive and we really need to do more to end it, or at least end the groups that perpetuate it."
  • 5 stars "Not only was this an entertaining movie but also had an extremely powerful message."