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Summary An Ivy-League educated writer (Damon Wayans) joins a comedy show at a major network. The show includes an all black cast, but is written by mostly white people. One of his first ideas is to have a skit where the cast wears "black face," and the show becomes an instant smash.

Directed By: Spike Lee

Written By: Spike Lee

Bamboozled
Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 39 Critic Reviews
56
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 17 User Ratings
6.3
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Summary An Ivy-League educated writer (Damon Wayans) joins a comedy show at a major network. The show includes an all black cast, but is written by mostly white people. One of his first ideas is to have a skit where the cast wears "black face," and the show becomes an instant smash.

Directed By: Spike Lee

Written By: Spike Lee

Where to Watch

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 39 Critic Reviews
56
44% Positive
17 Reviews
41% Mixed
16 Reviews
15% Negative
6 Reviews

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 39 Critic Reviews
56
44% Positive
17 Reviews
41% Mixed
16 Reviews
15% Negative
6 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 17 User Ratings
6.3
47% Positive
8 Ratings
35% Mixed
6 Ratings
18% Negative
3 Ratings

User Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 17 User Ratings
6.3
47% Positive
8 Ratings
35% Mixed
6 Ratings
18% Negative
3 Ratings

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Production Company New Line Cinema, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
Release Date Oct 6, 2000
Duration 2 h 15 m
Rating R
Tagline Starring the great negroe actors
Black Reel Awards
7 Nominations
National Board of Review, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
National Film Preservation Board, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination