Columbia Pictures | Release Date: July 12, 1991 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
76
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 20 Critics
Positive:
16
Mixed:
4
Negative:
0
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100
Remarkable. [22 July 1991]
100
Singleton's powerhouse movie has the impact of a stun gun. [15 July 1991]
100
Flows in a way that seems effortless, following its own path, arriving at its own place. Only after the movie is over are the outlines of its story apparent. I found it impossible to outguess it. [12 July 1991]
88
In a watershed year for black filmmakers, Singleton has made the punchiest feature debut in recent memory. Those who complain that Lee's characters tangle up his plots will savor Singleton's flawlessly crafted edges. [12 July 1991]
70
Mr. Singleton is a very good storyteller, but every once in a while he stops his story cold with speeches. You can feel the audience lost interest, as though a commercial has suddenly popped on screen. [18 July 1991, p.A9(E)]