Do the Right Thing

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 138 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 138

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  1. PatC.
    Jan 13, 2004
    6
    Avoided the news flashes and worked behind the scene to show the different ways the characters cope in the urban environment. It's a fish swimming around very much at home in its pond, until the end when it jumps out and flops around a bit.
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91

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Los Angeles Times
    Reviewed by: Sheila Benson
    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]
  2. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Gene Siskel
    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]
  3. 100
    It comes closer to reflecting the current state of race relations in America than any other movie of our time.