Spike Lee’s ‘Red Hook Summer’ Gets Mixed Reviews At Sundance
On Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival, Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” had its first public screening. Reviews are conflicting. The Hollywood Reporter said the film was “not the invigorating creative shot in the arm that the director’s admirers might have wished for.” Salon film critic Andrew O’Hehir tweeted:
The Hollywood Reporter summed up the film best with this description…
In the loosest possible sense, this is a companion piece to Do the Right Thing, set in another Brooklyn neighborhood where Mookie, Lee’s character from that 1989 breakthrough, is still delivering Sal’s Famous Pizzas more than 20 years later. The far more disciplined earlier film simmered with tensions that erupted in the explosive final act. But Lee’s latest rambles through almost two hours of unfocused drama, burdened with endless didactic editorializing, before lurching out of nowhere into ugly revelations and violence.
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