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(out of 4 reviews)
AGE
15
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Kid, 12 years old February 10, 2012
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Dull and very Grown-Up

I don't know why people LOVE this film, nothing happens until the end. The only good actors in the film Ossie Davis and Danny Aileo. Constant swears and racial slurs dominate this film. The Blacks destroy a Pizza Place and set it on fire and cops stick a baton in a another Black person's mouth until he chokes and dies, and a woman's bare breasts are shown. If you want see a Spike Lee film, there are better ones out there.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byVanilaIcedTee March 9, 2013
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

Power to the people

One of the greatest movies ever made.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byahaera September 28, 2013
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Great film with powerful message

The language is very bad at times. Boobs are shown on close up for a few seconds. Certain characters seem to constantly be drunk. The film conveys a powerful message through doing the wrong thing. The final scene is powerful and provocative.
Teen, 14 years old Written byitsrainingfrogs July 14, 2014
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Fascinating and creative racial drama that manages to stay (mostly) upbeat

Spike Lee's breakout film Do the Right Thing is an great drama about racial tensions in Brooklyn on the hottest day of the year. Focusing mainly on an Italian-owned pizza parlor in a mostly African American neighborhood, the movie is filled with colorful characters and attention-getting visuals that help tell the important story of the sadness of racism. Sex: Infrequent references. A very brief scene in which a topless woman is shown. Violence: An intense riot near the end. A man is strangled to death with a baton. Two men get into an intense fight. People trash a building and burn it down. Lots of yelling. Language: Frequent strong language including racial slurs. Substance Abuse: Some smoking and drinking. Intensity: The film is mostly upbeat, though the riot scene at the end is intense. This is a film everyone should see though as it tells a very important message about racism and what happens when it gets out of hand, let alone is present.
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Great messages