BlacKkKlansman

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  135 min.
In theatres: August 10, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.70
based on 50 votes and 17 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 core of the story was accurate potrayal of the time....I lived through it all. I was just so disappointed that it was used as a racist platform to promote hate and distrust. It could have been ground breaking look at how far we've come....instead I walked out feeling hopeless"
  • 5 stars "Spike Lee's latest effort is a riveting one and an important one. The 1970s saw a black power pushback that forms a part of the subject matter for this film. In the end, the historical interest is overridden by a reversion in current times to the more racist attitudes of another era. A nervous time lies ahead. A powerful film....guru bob.....93/100"
  • 5 stars "Must see- powerful yet sad but with humorous looks at race, individuals and society- parents should watch and discuss with HS age children. Great performances by all. One of the best movies I have ever seen. If you care about the future of the US see this and reflect on our identity and who we are and want to be as a nation."