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Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Thought-provoking but slow "vampire" movie from Spike Lee.

Movie NR 2015 123 minutes
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DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS (a remake of the 1970s movie Ganja & Hess) isn't a horror movie -- not really -- though there are some graphic and disturbing killings. Nor is it a vampire movie, though plenty of blood gets drunk. It's more a commentary on addiction, status, consumerism, and race. Apropos for a Spike Lee production, it's highly stylized, with indelibly beautiful (if sometimes hard to watch) images, some of which don't even try to explain the parts of the story that are unexplainable (and there are many).

It's muddled and moody, but it's also definitely thought provoking. What is Lee trying to say by combining class and addiction? There's plenty of vision and creativity, but in the end, this film feels more like an experiment that almost works.

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