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Summary Financially irresponsible Giant (Spike Lee) manages a jazz group, but his sax player, Shadow (Wesley Snipes), wants to replace him with a better businessman. Bleek (Denzel Washington), the band's trumpeter, then tries to defend his close pal Giant, leading to a power struggle between the two musicians. Meanwhile, as Bleek tries to straig...

Directed By: Spike Lee

Written By: Spike Lee

Mo' Better Blues
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
61
User Score Mixed or Average Based on 10 User Ratings
5.9
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Summary Financially irresponsible Giant (Spike Lee) manages a jazz group, but his sax player, Shadow (Wesley Snipes), wants to replace him with a better businessman. Bleek (Denzel Washington), the band's trumpeter, then tries to defend his close pal Giant, leading to a power struggle between the two musicians. Meanwhile, as Bleek tries to straig...

Directed By: Spike Lee

Written By: Spike Lee

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
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Generally Favorable Based on 23 Critic Reviews
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61% Positive
14 Reviews
39% Mixed
9 Reviews
0% Negative
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10% Mixed
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User Score
Mixed or Average Based on 10 User Ratings
5.9
60% Positive
6 Ratings
10% Mixed
1 Rating
30% Negative
3 Ratings

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Production Company Universal Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
Release Date Aug 3, 1990
Duration 2 h 9 m
Rating R
Tagline A Spike Lee joint.
Venice Film Festival
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
Young Artist Awards
2 Nominations