Universal Pictures | Release Date: June 30, 1989 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
91
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 15 Critics
Positive:
14
Mixed:
1
Negative:
0
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100
Stirred up impassioned debate everywhere; it would seem the greatest compliment that could be paid a stunning entertainment. [30 June 1989, Calendar, p.6-1]
100
This is a sumptuous work, from its unconventional title sequence of a woman dancing hard in the streets to its provocative ending with conflicting quotes from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr .[30 June 1989, Friday, p.A]
100
Has more originality, nitty-gritty humor, spirit and spunk than all the summer blockbuster retreads combined. Underneath the jousting and jiving, there's a sharp, uncompromising look at the anatomy of a race riot in the movie. [30 June 1989, Daily Notebook, p.E3]
100
A remarkable piece of work. [30 June 1989]
100
Witty portrait of a troubled community.
100
This is a fascinating movie experience. [30 June 1989, Life, p.1D]
70
There's a great deal in black America that has yet to reach the screen, and Lee is a prime candidate, in gift and gall, to help fill the gap. [July 3, 1989]