From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal. Produced by the team behind the Academy Award®–winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as relevant in today's tumultuous world.
Infiltrate hate.. Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.. BlacKkKlansman Wiki
it's racist propaganda painting black people as utterly innocent and oppressed and white people as evil. political agenda all the way and reverse racism. time to wake up and face reality not the politically correct fanatasy.
More divisive rhetoric that Hollywood wants to spit out to help divide this country. Spike pee obviously hates President Trump.... it shows in his pathetic movie. Keep your opinions to yourself!
The movie was good until the propaganda at the end. Way to incite hatred. Using part of a Trump speech out of context again. The good people on both sides were the locals that use that park everyday. Trump called the extremists on both sides that were there rioting that day out for the garbage they both are. Listen to the whole speech. Disappointed.
The movie is slow and full of propaganda to say the least. Spike should stick to what he's good at and stop shoveling this crap down peoples throats. What a joke.
Loved the entire film! Put together so well. Complete art!
Watched this with my girlfriend and boy was I tuned in ! Great movie
I enjoyed this movie because it didn’t just shove “racism is bad” down our throats for two hours (like Green book *cough cough*). It told a crazy, sometimes funny story about a true event and how dangerous it is when bad people are given power. However, trying to connect present day to what happened many years ago and saying it’s the same thing is ridiculous.
I yawned my way through half this movie and finally turned it off. Lonnnnnng and borrrrrring.
It was a weird juxtaposition of drama and comedy. Making David Duke out to be some kind of Ron Burgundy character I thought weakened the movie and subject matter. But it’s an interesting story.
One of my favourite films is Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing”. Lee’s talent lies in making good pictures that flip over the rock, allowing us to see the wormy underbelly of our society, of ourselves. These do not always, or ever, make for easy viewing experiences. Like “Right Thing”, many interactions in “BlackkKlansman” are fraught with tension; unlike “Right Thing” the stakes are higher. “Right Thing” literally and figuratively turns up the temperature as the story progresses; the pressure is so high in “BlackkKlansman”, right from the first frame, that any wrong interaction could cause the whole thing to explode. It would be pointless to try and make some cultural comment, here. What I will write is this. The issues this movie presents are just as relevant today as they were in the nineteen-seventies. (This is something which Lee makes apparent on his own). Humour, having issues stare straight into the camera, this is how Lee lets us look at ourselves. And we do a lot of looking throughout the course of this picture. As of writing this, I have not seen “Green Book”, but when it was announced that it would be a contender for the Academy award for best picture, along with this movie, I remarked to my friends that it seemed to be a rehash of the 1990 Academy Awards. Notwithstanding the best picture winner, I am confident writing this was the most poignant mainstream movie about systemic racism to be released this year, and perhaps the most poignant without any of the qualifiers. More generally, “BlackkKlansman” is a good, original film and demands to be watched, experienced. —5 stars for excellent direction, a tight screenplay, production, and excellent chemistry between and performances by John David Washington and Laura Harrier, and a solid supporting cast. What do you expect? It’s a Spike Lee joint.
Loved this movie. Can’t believe humanity con’t to have to put up with the realities portrayed in this movie. Loved the acting, the humour, the message.
A very stylistic, and surprisingly watchable film for such heavy content. The dark comdedic style of the film has a way of showing shared humanity. I was (shamefully) unaware that kkk still existed 🤮
I really liked it.. it was recommended to me and I’m glad I watched it.. especially with my teen boys.. a good reminder to them how bad racism still is.
Just horrible, felt so inconsistent and overall poor direction.
The story is a sad tale that in many ways is becoming more reminiscent of today’s society. The bounce back to the present day at the end of the film reminds us of this. I feel Topher Grace (sp?) may have had the toughest role... never mind, I don’t think I could’ve accepted any of the roles those guys played... and Adam Driver played his part exceptionally well. But John David Washington? He was made for this! I bought into his role immediately and loved the character. Just amazing. From the moment he walked onto the screen, I had a smile. Didn’t know until later who his father is. Makes sense now. Spike lee made a great interactive (yes, you do get emotionally involved), humorous (tough one but he made the appropriate characters look how they act), disturbing and enjoyable film. Although I felt disgusted at parts, it’s really how we all should feel. Race,creed, orientation... we may not always agree but it doesn’t make us less human to be ‘different’. Off my soapbox....
It's hard to watch some of the history behind racism. I personally wasn't raised with any understanding of racism, therfor there are moments during the film where i felt conflicted with watching, as if it was to promote are accept what happened. I personally believe if non of us knew of racism it would stop it from being fed into existing. My school and surrounding area was extremely mixed culture and no one hated anyone for just being a race of some type.
Very interesting and well directed movie especially considering the current civil rights climate in the USA and around the world. Definately glad I watched it even if it was not at all what I was expecting.
I'm not black. I love this movie. It's a well written script and the cinema, art, performance, score is outstanding. Watch it !
This movie is one of the best I’ve ever seen. Timely and relevant today for all of us in any country, but especially those American. It’s a mirror of society.