Parent reviews for Do the Right Thing

Common Sense says

Spike Lee's masterwork of racial unrest; discuss with kids.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 4 reviews
Parent of a 9 and 11 year old Written byscaissie December 10, 2015

Powerful, disturbing, beautiful movie

The visuals, sounds and acting are superb. Watch this movie with your older kids and be prepared to have a discussion about the realities of race in America. The ending will leave you stunned. It is a crime that it didn’t win the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director.
Adult Written byHenrysmovieguide December 12, 2017

Do the Right Thing is one of the best and most relevant movies of all time.

Do the Right Thing is a masterpiece of cinema. It's relevant in today's world and has some great themes and messages. Plus, it's made very well and boasts an impressive cast and an incredible script. Once kids reach the age of 12, the first thing they should do is see this wonderful film.

This title contains:

Positive messages
Positive role models
Adult Written byLowe's man January 30, 2017

still relevant

What happened in this movie, including all that terrible racism, happened in real life at the time and, sad to say, still does (as we've seen various times in recent years, most notably in Ferguson, Missouri). None of the characters here are blameless, as each contributed to the problems. Watching this movie is an excellent way for parents and teachers to introduce the subject of, and a discussion of, race relations to their teens. What triggers violence can also be talked about. Be prepared for questions.