BlacKkKlansman (2018) - Biography, Crime, Drama

Hohum Score

5

Breathtaking

Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.

IMDB: 7.5
Director: Spike Lee
Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver
Length: 135 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 99 out of 764 found boring (12.95%)

One-line Reviews (434)

Very entertaining and gives everybody something to think about.

really boring and i think i watched this movie almost half a day with pause , doing other stuff while movie was playing.

The plot is very well constructed and that's why it's so gripping.

Boring way too long film.

But sometimes, especially with Laura Harrier as Patrice, I found the film boring and also not at all realistic.

A new rating is in order: This exciting entertainment for anti-racists should be viewed through class-reality lenses.

Sure there are plot holes, all movies have them, but it was intense, it was funny, it was enlightening.

This, BlackkKlansman, was one of the most entertaining Spike Lee movies of all time !

At first, he is given office file duty and gets really bored really quick.

super boring, could barely get through it.

Suspenseful.

BlacKkKlansman is a fascinating story with an average execution at best.

Cliché Upon Cliché Upon Cliché .

Pretentious and repetitive.

I wish Tarantino had adopted this book, at least it would have used his humor and ability to tell an intense story to create a movie that had depth, humor and not over the top preachiness.

It was so entertaining and kept the audience's attention the whole time.

A fairly enjoyable movie.

The film is really enjoyable, I didn't stop watching it neither for a second.

Yawn .

KUDOS TO MR. SPIKE LEE for a thoroughly entertaining and educational movie...!

Boring .

The only minutes worth watching were the last ones, those clips were hard to watch and actually made me feel something.

Very good story but sloppy TRITE film making .

Hilariously entertaining, tensed at times n pretty relevant.

That's been trite and made fun of in comedies for 30 years.

An entertaining ride through some harrowing material .

I understand the marketing as specially a black comedy, which dragged more people into the cinema to see it expecting another Get Out or something like Black Dynamite, leaving a few people confused on here (funny that so many of the bad reviews are littered with spelling mistakes...

For example, some scenes have a laugh in the film, but in most scenes the film remains serious and exciting where the two agents try to keep their work secret.

A film that brilliantly tackles social and political issues in such a fun and exciting way that's equal parts hilarious, sickening and sombre.

This powerful, action packed police drama made me totally rethink the limits of Spike Lee's talent.

It's immersive, powerfull, very straight-forward with its intentions, it's beautiful to watch and although it's not too partial (politically, I mean) it makes some breathtaking parallels, it's filled with smart simbolism, and it's definitely one must-watch tape of the 2018

Topher Grace and another actress managed to give a compelling performance in this poorly written, poorly directed, poorly acted movie full of empty charactures.

Boring as hell .

Very slow and boring.

Solid film, very enjoyable.

The storytelling of this movie was excellent buth sometimes the pace Was a little to slow wich made it sometimes boring but also Exciting to watch ...

) One thing leads to another, and the KKK thugs in Colorado Springs are broken apart--but his work is shredded and the police department decide to pretend nothing happened at all.

Take away the racial politics element, however, "Blackkklansman" is very much an entertaining police undercover yarn, with more accent on the comic than on the thriller flavor.

What makes the movie so engaging is the dynamic between the two cops and the concept of acting as someone else.

BlackkKlansman is a rambling bore.

Entertaining, slightly odd pastiche of comedy, drama, politics, history .

The very end was the most gripping though for how eye opening it is

However, the feature somehow manages to be entertaining, harrowing, moving, frightening, funny, vexing, ironic and sobering all at once.

The film's story is engaging and entertaining, but does contain some cliches and relatively formulaic elements.

The social satire conveyed is Lee's usual but crisp indeed, including the horrifying and unexpected epilogue which kind of puts the central message in new, stronger perspective.

Then , the soundtracte is compelling .

It has stunning and well acted performances from both John David Washington (Monsters And Men, The Old Man & The Gun) and Adam Driver (Logan Lucky, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) The movie manages to balance drama and comedy very well.

Then again this is also about an undercover operation with real perils, where the 'bonhomie' (with the racists) is contrived and false of course, and should have had me gripping my seat.

Its enthralling, watchable, has some nice directorial flourishes and a fascinating context.

But I found this film very enjoyable and entertaining and gave a unique history on our country and what negative things that went on during that time and how it wasn't just a one sided story like what they portray in school or even on documentaries.

I found it immensely entertaining, as well as really emotionally powerful (I even teared up a little in the end) and insightful.

The storyline is intriguing and lives up to its story with most accuracy.

The screenplay is engaging with tension and humor in right doses and the performances are top-notch.

Gripping, eye-opening but quite tedious and ridiculous .

You'll be put through a long and tedious folkstory of an innocent black man being murdered by nasty white racists.

Powerful, entertaining movie and should win an Oscar .

Entertaining .

The arc of the movie was very well done - what's a small phone call at first spirals deeper and deeper into thrilling, high-drama situations.

Enjoyable.

Slow and boring .

An entertaining watch with a powerful and immediate message.

So many boring movies with cookie cutter characters out now, and Spike Lee just nails it.

One moment of this is at the beginning when we are shown a fictional Klan propaganda film that serves no real purpose other than to make you hear endless racial expletives.

The story is a little overlong but riveting, you are going to get all sucked in the movie.

Occasionally heavy handed but still well worth watching .

Felt like a normal movie, i would give it a 6/10, but when i saw in the end that it turned into another Trump hater propaganda, i could not give it less than 1.

Zzzzzzz and politics .

To me, this fascinating film is very good way to send a message about racism in the USA.

Boring , not funny and totally misses everything a good movie should have.

The gripping screenplay, debates hidden under ideology and conversations and Washington and Driver's on screen chemistry are the high points of the feature.

I'd see it in theaters a third time because it's such a fun and enjoyable movie with some issues.

The cross-cutting of the Klan watching BIRTH OF A NATION with a talk by Harry Belafonte (grand) is powerful if far too long.

Don't Waste Your Money and Time.

An absolutely fascinating case that metaphorically represents a variety of multi-dimensional themes.

I was big fan of when the movie pulled very sneaky messages were they make parallel to today in a very clever way, the way that you have to catch the messages yourself makes the movie far more engaging.

Boring,unrealistic,unwanted .

This film has substance yet was hilarious as well, it understands that a serious subject matter can also be entertaining at the same time.

DISLIKES: Aggressive dialogue Too Dry at Times Slow Pace The Ending.

Don't waste your time.

This story is unfolding as the camera cuts back and forth to the Klan's initiation meeting which makes for a powerful scene of intense juxtaposition (Lee explained in the post-film Q&A that, ironically, this cross cutting technique was invented by the director of Birth of a Nation, an intensely racist pro-KKK 1915 film).

Captivating and entertaining.

Save your money.

Very slow moving almost fell asleep.

Very Entertaining.

The film paints a gripping & thought-provoking portrait of race relations in America and draws parallels with contemporary racial issues in a determined fashion.

The performances from the entire cast were engaging and stirring.

Just as "Adolph Hitler's" personal cinematographer--"Leni Riefenstahl"--won an Oscar and started World War Two with her riveting flick TRIUMPH OF THE WILL, the BLACKKKLANSMAN filmmakers are guilty of using the same sort of mean-spirited, highly-selective Tunnel Vision to cherry pick a few incendiary generalizations and events from the distant past with the apparent goal of riling up Hate, and promoting the biggest possible Ruckus.

The casting, the direction, the story itself all works and as I said before I enjoyed it for the most part.

Spike Lee gets his shots in at the Klan in this lumbering repetitive tale of a black detective infiltrating the organization in BlacKkKlansman.

This movie is entertaining and smart, well acted and shot, at times funny and at times very serious.

Intense and consistently entertaining.

Not a second is wasted on what it's trying to say, while its engrossing storyline is told with sweeping energy, creative freedom and emotion.

With slow pace, forgettable villains and just a bunch of nonsense that makes it imposible to believe that this is how the true story happen.

The long speeches greatly slow down the pacing of the film (and I'm NOT a person with a short cinematic attention span - I love "2001: A Space Odyssey" and the wedding scene in "The Deer Hunter").

I thought the story was compelling and the casting was good.

The script which Lee had a hand in writing is often smart, funny, intriguing and like any of Lee's best films, it also hits home and gets a point across that will certainly leave you shaken and stunned by the time you have walked out of the theatre.

On one hand, the opening sequence is rather good at connecting all of the threads, with clips from the aforementioned 1915 and 1939 films being projected during the making of Klan propaganda-- the hate speech being delivered by none other than "Saturday Night Live" Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin.

Taking the true story of Ron Stallworth, the sole African-American cop in the Colorado Springs PD in the early 1970s who through a clever ruse infiltrated the KKK, we are treated to an engaging character-driven film and the memorable dialogue we expect from Mr. Lee's body of work.

Whilst there is arguably room for a little bit of trimming, this remains highly engaging throughout with a great script and fine performances.

Waste of money and talent.

While I think Spike Lee's walkout of the Oscars when Green Book was announced as the best picture winner was childish, like a tantrum over not winning what he felt he was due, and as much as I enjoyed Green Book as an entertaining movie, BlacKkKlansman probably deserved the recognition more.

Way too long takes, with way too boring dialogue.

Extremely entertaining.

The film is daring, bold, features phenomenal performances all around, including a very unexpected turn by Topher Grace as founder David Duke, and is also, strangely enough, quite fun, it was never afraid to play with its premise and I found myself laughing quite a bit.

It was boring and I turned it off after 25 minutes

Many of the scenes go on way too long, or don't have much purpose, and there is too much dialogue.

Slow, Forced, Good Ending .

Thoroughly Enjoyable .

I hate the total propaganda it was co-opted into.

an uncomfortable movie worth watching .

Had the production values been better, at least it might have been enjoyable as a stand alone, without the pretence of being based on the book, but I kept falling asleep, idiot conversations droned on endlessly and completely took me out of the film.

It's so boring.

Very enjoyable film, carried by those three performances in particular.

OMG I was falling asleep.

The dual of inside vs outside is one of the most riveting 'double' concepts in film as it brings about several dueling perspectives, which is why we go to the theater.

Sure, they said it was loosely based on real events, but if that were the case, why not make it more interesting instead of the overlong, pointless snoozefest this really was.

This movie takes a seriously dark subject and puts a comedic spin on it making for an intense and fun movie experience.

I feel the Charlottesville footage at the end would have been sufficient enough to get the point across, and would have felt all the stronger and unexpected.

WORST MOVIE IN YEARS!!.

Read the real story which explains why it a boring mess .

It makes him very entertaining to watch, especially when he's playing "White Ron" over the phone.

For all its criticisms of heavy-handedness, this is a topic that should be handled with extremity and no ambiguity, so Lee's demonstration of racism within the context of an exciting movie that's also a crazy true story is a testament to his success as a director.

Yawn...

As a cop-drama it is very interesting too, with an intriguing crime angle and some gripping developments.

But this is a big boring waste of my time.

The movie's focus on his struggle between inequality and maintaining the image of the police is fascinating.

Very good movie; quite entertaining.

While entertaining, it jettisons historical accuracy to score contemporary political points.

With its intense epilogue that offers a clear statement after the main part of the movie was mostly neutral, BlacKkKlansman invites to speak and stand up for civil rights.

How does this only have a 7 rating, maybe because there are some ppl who continuously say this is "boring" or it didn't stick close enough to the book.

The sad thing about the present spate of Hollywood social commentary-infested movies is just how utterly predictable all of them are: once you know the subject matter you know the message, and once you know the message you know the movie you're going to see.

Watching the police infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan and Ron Stallworth ascending the ranks is exciting.

Thoroughly enjoyed the flick,highly recommend it!

Anyway it's great to report that Blackkklansman is both an entertaining and powerful film.

The plot and pace were fine, but sometimes feel boring.

It's a gripping drama with credible characters.

There were some hilarious moments, however overall it was a snooze-fest and another of Spike's soap box, hateful, propaganda political tirades.

Slow moving in some parts.

Worth the watch .

Thoroughly enjoyable, a bit of a must-see .

Cliched, boring, false, poorly made, self aware, you are constantly aware/reminded you are watching a movie.

However, the fact that Stallworth could dupe Grand Wizard David Duke and make asses out of the Klan distinguishes this routine, but entertaining yarn.

The film was very entertaining and informative although it would have been nice to get some action movie type action; it wasn't that type of movie.

A funny, gripping and upsetting movie.

Worst movie ever in my book .

It just became bland.

Powerful, Entertaining, Inspiring .

It felt tacked on, unnecessary, and repetitive.

enjoyable .

The movie perfectly blends a serious drama with elements of dark humor to make a poignant and entertaining journey.

Jarringly constructed but-often as a result-always compelling: Great soundtrack and creative cinematography in tow, both director and protagonist "infiltrate hate," at times with deathly seriousness and scathing condemnation and at others simply laughing in its face.

There really was a young, ambitious (if overconfident) African American cop who on a lark, out of boredom responded to a classified ad from the KKK which lead to an undercover investigation with his white colleague being his face for the Clan.

Finding out it was a inspired by a real life story made it more enjoyable.

This is an incredible story, that is entertaining and has as many humorous moments as it does powerful moments.

The shot were John David Washington's character is in a room were a speech is being given and the camera zooms in on the people's faces and creates a really compelling shot.

It is entertaining though, so still watch it!

I kept thinking, "and there were executives that worried that 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' would slow down 'The Wizard of Oz.

Entertaining with a message; just like Do The Right Thing, smile...

To me, he seems like an angry director, bent on making sure everyone knows how angry he is, and after a while, that gets tiresome.

Another self indulgent trip by Spike .

Adam Driver brings a presence that is nothing short of compelling, The final real life images are devastating, I highly recommend it.

(Another story for another time) Any way, I finally got to watch it tonight on HBO and while I say I really enjoyed it, I mean it made me feel like I wanna do something to help after watching.

The lead actor was so boring and wooden and when he added some energy he sounded just like his dad, Denzel.

I can't believe such an intense, fascination story felt so boring and uninspired.

Entertaining with a powerful ending .

It was compelling and convincing about the Ku Klux Klan ideas.

By itself it is a very well paced, humorous and thrilling movie.

Interesting story but the pacing was a little slow and the ending seemed rushed, maybe poor editing.

Great film if you want to watch something informative and entertaining.

Gripping story, from the beginning to the end...

There are some pacing issues due to some overlong, pretentious sequences, and I wasn't a fan of the ending, which leaps ahead in time to showcase fairly recent events of social unrest that have minimal connection to the story that was dramatized.

On a scale of 0 to 10, i give this film a six because even if there is a good cast and a good script, sometimes it's long and slow.

This was a great and enjoyable film.

Very Slow moving .

Waste of time...

The ending was very unexpected as well.

A bit predictable but enjoyable nonetheless.

The movie was entertaining and at times funny.

In a sort of prologue, Alec Baldwin in the form of a character called Dr. Kennebrew Beauregard, a white supremist, delivers an infuriating propaganda speech that make you feel completely disgusted.

A very enjoyable film

It takes skill and good film making to take an issue and show it in an enjoyable, humorous and almost relatable manner.

Unfortunately, this movie was a really disappointing film that buried a really engaging story into a piece of propaganda with the intention of turning blacks against whites.

These are themes which undoubtedly have the potential to be divisive; however, BlacKkKlansman's comic approach to the issues make it an enjoyable experience, rather than a harrowing one.

Lee adds a witty style and composes this outrageous true story into something truly special and engaging.

His work is involving, absorbing, compulsively watchable, and messy.

Boring as all hell.

Enjoyable film .

I'll start by saying the actual film itself is very watchable and enjoyable.

an engaging biographical story from director Spike Lee .

It's sad, funny, raw, intriguing at the same Time.

This movie was a big disappointment, predictable ,poorly made and acted.

Great movie until the race bating propaganda at the end .

Yet Another Long Drawn Out Boring Spike Lee Movie .

My friend literally fell asleep in the theater and i almost did too

What an intriguing, surreal, funny comedy, this movie was.

It is funny and exciting and insightful, especially as an examination of self identity.

Wickedly original, madly entertaining, and ever-so fun.

But Tarantino movies are a lot more entertaining, and certainly does not pretend to be « true ».

Know this, if you want to tell a story about overcoming differences, do not polarize the audience again as soon as they are about to leave the theatre.

It's very compelling and moving because Ron Stallworth falls in love with Patrice.

It manages to contain both humorous and sickening scenes, but thanks to the great acting and cast of characters, stays entertaining throughout.

The film is actually a failure as a film, with a messy editing and a confusing storytelling.

The movie was also incredibly bland as far as the cinematography goes, as most shots were just shot reverse shot.

An entertaining Spike Lee movie .

So yes I think that this film is compelling, convincing, realistic, startling and funny, don't miss it!!

It all starts with the wild premise - a black police detective infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan - the mechanics of such an operation are massively entertaining, and the sheer audacity of it is a constant eye-brow raiser.

Lee, who inherited this project from Jordan Peele, keeps the action moving, as if it were a top cop show in the '70's with low-key humor and slow revelations accompanied by crisp performances and an air of professionalism.

However, in any event, the fact that this story has remained relatively unknown till the making of this film makes the movie intriguing and keeps the viewer interested.

An intriguing story buried under political propaganda .

He soon gets bored with duties at the record library which is customarily assigned to rookies, irrespective of ethnic background.

Adam Driver also performs good acting and comes out especially well in the exciting scenes where he is an undercover agent between members of the Klu Klux Klan.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, the bias of the producers, OR the writers, OR the director, OR someone, caused the film to become a blatant activist propaganda flick.

I found the first half of this film to be tediously slow and almost gave up watching it.

I was sooo excited for this movie, but left the theater disappointed.

In reality, it a bad movie because it shows real things at that time, it's very thought-provoking but in the same time it funny and entertaining.

Despite how far-fetched it may seem, this is actually inspired by true events (though some obvious artistic liberties are taken) and naturally Lee uses this as a platform to inject some of his own political propaganda, but it's a fascinating story with fine performances, invigorating dialogue, and much more humor than you'd expect from a film with this type of subject matter.

One more light shaded on one of America's biggest problems, but this time it's worth watching if you're not an American and the universe doesn't revolve around you.

While many have show profundity and intense pasions in the plot others were made for the sole purpose of entertainment.

However it was soooo cliché that it became cartoonish.

Ron is then reassigned to the slower paced intelligence department.

Driver has been solid in pictures like PATERSON and WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, but, as in the Star Wars films he can fall into a dull monotone.

I'm very grateful to have seen this film and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone.

Alas, Spike Lee put too much focus on the on-the-nose social commentary that it came at the expense of a compelling storytelling.

BORING.

I found it a little slow to begin with but once it got going I really enjoyed it.

There are plenty of entertaining and well-made films loosely based on real events (like The Nice Guys).

Clearly Mr. Lee's focus is on the story (a compelling one, producer Jordan Peele has said that he successfully it to Mr. Lee in a mere six words) and the parallels found between the story and the world of today.

John David Washington and Adam Driver deliver stellar and riveting performances to each of their characters, the chemistry between these two is truly a spectacle to watch.

It's just boring.

The movie was very entertaining, and the story was decent.

Boring because there was no violence, no KKK attacks just blabbering endless N word chatter.

Exciting mash-up of dangerous lies and important truth about racism .

Maybe this confusion was exactly his intent.

Riveting .

It's fundamentally fascinating.

The only half-entertaining movie he ever made was Inside Man, and I wish he'd go back to the drawing board and learn how to make something like that again.

Still worth watching.

a complete waste of time, don't bother....

Spike Lee's "BlackkKlansman" is by far one of the most entertaining movies in the last decade.

I've found all of his films worth watching.

Especially Adam Driver, but overall this film was just a boring, poorly written mess.

If you want to watch a KKK recruitment video movie or listen to racist propaganda for 2 1/2 hours and this is the movie for you.

Clearly, the mundane details didn't engage Lee's filmmaking juices.

) and address today's racial tension with current news footage perhaps attempt to elevate this banal film's gravitas.

Now it just looks trite

Regardless, I did enjoy the film, and even found Driver's performance acceptable (I usually find him rather boring in his acting style).

I have to say, this was a really funny and entertaining movie.

It was a predictable, same ole cliches - all people from the south are backward, anyone who is racist is of subpar intelligence (I wish that was true, would be easier to farret them out and deal with them), and on and on...

I dont know how I managed to see 1h of this boring action.

Compelling and original .

After about 80 minutes, I was quite bored and I'd stopped caring for all the characters.

The most boring two hours in my life .

If you're someone who likes a Little slower paced movie with good acting a nice soundtrack and gives you an outstanding representation of that time.

Enjoyable .

Apart from Spike Lee's masterful direction, this film is also defined by a shocking, compelling and riveting performances from John David Washington, Adam Driver and Topher Grace.

I was going to give this movie a 9, until the race bating, Orangeman bad propaganda at the end.

That's entertaining.

The film's ending is confusing, and finally cute, and isn't very smooth.

The movie itself was entertaining, funny and moving.

It's propaganda.

Waste of time and money!

It is a stunning piece with a powerful tension to it and it will make you see that the America we have today is the America we always had.

Awful propaganda .

No missing Spike Lee's slightly off centre treatment of the topic and story, that added to an honest view on a part of American history makes this an interesting 137 minutes, really enjoyable viewing, a combo of thoughtfulness and entertainment.

Eventually the movie just got boring since it all moved to an inevitable and very easy to see end.

I was impressed with the performances, and Spike Lee captured the period quite well, but it's Ron Stallworth's true story that made the movie entertaining.

But in truth (seeing it a second time), it's very well made and compelling.

Alec Baldwin brings strong support playing against type in a role that forms a fascinating paradox with his common persona.

Both important and entertaining, Spike Lee is back on top form, and he has something to say.

Such a powerful and evocative movie.

Great movie: funny, gripping and thought-provoking .

It certainly portrays an intriguing if horrifying part of the history of the United States of America.

The post was just left empty?

That's such a waste of time.

The film's narrative is so utterly fascinating as a crime story that the elements of race could be removed and the movie would still work.

Really tried to get in to this but found myself really bored by it and tuning out completely..waste of time.

While his better half on screen, Driver recieves a bit more intense role (he still gets few laughs now and then with his partners) as he plays more on the field than behind the desk.

Flip's infiltration into the local KKK is compelling.

Boring movie.

The script is exciting and the actor's game is excellent.

The film proceeding the controversial short documentary is actually one of the most entertaining films I have seen all year and certainly isnt shy about tackling political and social issues head on.

The ending was stunning.

Besides that, the acting was mostly great (besides Felix and his wife), the cinematography was excellent, the soundtrack was interesting, but the whole thing was really slow.

Much of the same, can be said, with the drawn out love subplot party scene.

Some critics call it propaganda, I call it passion and a voice to be heard.

Blackkklansman - Entertaining, original, and funny, "Blackkklansman", showcases an incredible true story, and shows what it was like for minorities to live in the sixties.

Bored to death.

The propaganda movie shown, the last videos...

The amazing trick here is how Lee seems to very cleverly shift from laugh out loud comedy to troubling sometimes fairly intense scene and back without missing a beat.

Spike Lee put a lot of propaganda in this movie and it is so obvious and obtrusive you cannot miss it.

The story was interesting, entertaining and fascinating.

The plot is boring, too long, relationships between characters are non existant.

This movie was so great extremely entertaining.

This is a film that is fascinating entertainment and also entertainment that will make you think about what you have just seen and may even change the way you look at current events and American history itself.

His struggles was compelling.

Good movie, slow on action .

I would describe it as an excellent, funny, truth-buster ; it reveals a lot of dark secrets of its time, but it does so in a very entertaining, funny, witty, and clever manner.

The plot is exciting.

Nevertheless it was an important and effectly entertaining ride that gives us some of the best performances of the years at this stage.

It was hilarious and intense, just like Get Out.

And it helps to nullify the dynamic between a white and black person working together; in other words it explains why the first two thirds of the film seems a little boring and almost like filler.

If you like mood of seventies you can go but the story itself is boring.

Action really slow, nothing is literally happening.

BlacKkKlansman, Lee's biographical drama about a most fascinating episode in the life of police officer Ron Stallworth, is a confident return to form for the 61-year-old stalwart of politically and racially charged cinema.

While it is a very entertaining film, it packs a real punch to the guts at the same time.

The two main leads also deliver amazing performances, primarily Adam Driver who plays the undercover racist amazingly well and brings a compelling presence to every scene he is in.

But the hatred is there even when clothed by banality.

This movie was all racial anger and no story.

Even his outright bad films contain so much cinematic flair and so many flat out ballsy choices, that they are worth watching.

It had some unexpected treasures, like Harry Belafonte as Jerome Turner who mesmerized us with his testimony of brutality.

Not an easy watch at times, which is of course the point, but a very well put together movie that is hugely entertaining whilst being very relevant even today, sadly.

A very boring movie .

This is the kind of dangerous call to arms propaganda that we don't need right now.

Jasper Pääkkönen's role as Felix is intense and gripping, feeling even more ruthless and evil then the Grand Wizard himself.

It's quite boring and added too much Hollywood elements to drag out what really happened.

Waste of money.

Both thrilling and comedic, this film keeps you locked in for every ironic phone call and meeting.

I found some scenes very funny and some scenes quite intense.

I won't say I strongly recommend it, or that it is an incredible movie, but this is moving, and enjoyable.

The movie could have been funny, based on the interesting premise, but it's nothing more than the typical kind of preachy, hate-filled propaganda that we've all come to expect from Hollywood.

BlackkKlansman is intense and stomach-churning at times .

Propaganda.

mostly boring...

I loved the story of BlackKKlansman it was well worth the watch and would defiantly watch it again in the future.

Just watched Destroyer and this one is boring as hell.

Boring .

Boring and silly.

Secondly, the characters are authentic, diversified and intriguing.

)Also, while the first 2/3 of the movie was enjoyable, the last 1/3 becomes a bit...

This leads to some fewer entertaining choices, and with it a slower, dragged out piece.

The racist cop was too cliche for me, too.

Whilst I did feel the story was predictable and knew what direction the film was taking towards the 3rd act, I didn't lose interest due to the subject matter and interactions between each character.

The scene was saved when the police mistook Ron for a rapist, but again, the scene was too slow and there was no atmosphere.

An overtly political movie that is in equal parts thrilling and thought-provoking .

Only the soundtrack was a bit weird, it was good at some points and repetitive and weak at others.

Beautifully shot from start to finish I'd have to say one of his better films, all round really good and actually surprisingly entertaining for such a dark story.

Pretty boring to be honest .

Movie goes so slow , some scenes are boring they could easily cut it and story would not be affected.

Towards the climax of the movie, it finally goes from being mildly interesting to a tense, thrilling film.

It is simultaneously entertaining and powerful, of its time and contemporary, moving and very, very relevant.

Boring because the 9 month investigation ended with ZERO arrests.

Powerful, potent & provocative yet retaining its sense of humour throughout, BlacKkKlansman is a fiercely crafted, thoroughly entertaining & wonderfully witted memoir from Spike Lee that brings its outrageously true story to cinematic life with cut-throat intensity and is expertly steered by sincere inputs from its cast.

compelling story .

Boring .. .

The script is well written and the storyline is more and more exciting as the movie keeps going.

Im from europe and this was boring and slow.

The ensuing mutual romantic interest is also predictable.

It has a great cast, an amazing score, and above all the cinemetography for the film was stunning.

This film is worth watching.

BlacKkKlansman walks a fine line between the hilarious and the horrifying - with some unbearable tension thrown in as the KKK's plot comes to a head.

The end so toutching and alarming, worth the watch for sure and I loved the soundtrack!

This movie is not for everyone due to the amount of grotesque language, but is highly educational and entertaining.

A great and gripping movie .

Fortunately for Lee and moviegoers, his new film, "BlacKkKlansman", is a return to form as he delivers a thrilling crowd-pleaser that also isn't afraid to attack race in American society.

Spike Lee is a genius at creating entertaining message films - Spike is the Master!

Way too slow and boring movie.

Then, parodying a supremacy propaganda video with a minor character.

It was fascinating and disturbing at the same time, because it's just striking.

Lee is a master of entertaining film and racial realism.

Despite this questionable fictionalization, it actually succeeds in making the film an intense pins-and-needles thriller throughout.

As a result, I enjoyed a riveting ride through 1970s Colorado Springs.

This movie was compelling, shocking and truthful in a raw and heart-wrenching way.

A fascinating true story that I never knew about, we follow Ron Stallworth, played brilliantly by John David Washington, as he joins the police force and poses as a white man over the telephone in order to make connections with the KKK, with the intentions of investigating their actions.

All minor points, though, as the film is enjoyable and is relatively successful with its message.

Corey Hawkins gets an extended rousing speech and a brief police pullover scene as the Trinidadian Civil Rights and Pan-African activist Kwame Ture.

Thank you for this thought provoking, intense film Kuddos.

An outrageous yet interesting, funny and thrilling masterpiece that brings Spike Lee a glorious back to form .

Overall, I'm impressed at how entertaining this film turned out to be and I'll definitely watch it again.

I was quite impressed with the editing parts, whereas the plot was parallel to the editing scenes from The Birth of a Nation (an infamous white supremacy propaganda film in the 1910s).

This film had so much potential to be entertaining, funny or thoughtful commentary on race issues and how to bridge the country.

This is by far the worst movie I've ever seen in the last two years, and I say that non-jokingly.

Tremendous, brutal, funny, gripping .

Entertaining if you just ignore the obvious plot holes and ridiculousness.

The story is compelling, and it does what great movies do- they linger with you long after they're over and make you think and rethink what you saw.

From the beginning of the film, the movie keeps up a vivacious and infectious energy, with an enjoyable soundtrack and, in my opinion, killer theme song (which admittedly gets played a bit too much) that keeps your attention focused solely on the screen.

The part at the end showing real footage and tension really was juxtaposed to the film, too heavy, intense, sad and no one in the theatre made a sound.

Who was bored working in the records room in the department and his chief transferred him to being a detective.

The entire movie is entertaining and the story is incredible and the comedic moments kept the movie fun even with such serious and horrifying subject matter.

From the earliest days of cinema, you had blatantly racist propaganda films such as 'Birth Of A Nation' - footage of which is shown in this film.

The cast was fantastic, but the movie was so drawn out to tie together a political agenda rather than a hero's story.

Worst movie in the last 10 years possibly worst movie ever!!

The movie is somewhat entertaining and follows a story that doesn't seem too contrived.

Nice change for Topher Grace in an unexpected role.

At various times it's funny, dramatic, suspenseful, provocative.

Still, Lee is able to knit an absorbing story out of all the parts.

And Finally, the soundtrack is compelling and corresponds to the film.

Surprisingly dull, predictable and full of the stereotypes it should be dispelling.

For those (probably very few) who noticed, the movie actually started on a quiet, pensive note - a few bars from Stephen Foster's languid Negro folk song Swanee River (Old Folks at Home).

Starts off slow .

The first half of the movie is fast paced and has a lot going on.

Even at times when the scenes were intense it could be funny.

White supremacists here are just ridiculous, cliche and non dangereous.

A compelling, interesting and hilarious story we see deep characters who grow and change along with the story.

Having said that, there were a few bits which seemed just a little contrived.

All in all, Blackkklansman is a highly compelling drama with excellently delivered comedic moments, and a truly powerful message that I believe everyone should experience at least once in the near future.

This layered film has a wide range of storytelling techniques that generate a fresh and gripping true story and refuses to let go.

Therefore, the basic texture of the film is very similar to a more entertaining "Malcolm X", of course, the latter focused on the individual, and the film focuses on the group.

Just like last year's breakout hit "Get Out", "BlacKkKlansman" is one of the rare occurrences where a film is both entertaining and able to send a powerful message about racism in America.

Blackkklansman has a very relevant message with twists and turns which keep you on the edge of your seat.

A truly exceptional film, intense and very provocative.

For much of its runtime Blackkklansmen is an engaging, frequently tense police procedural in which careful police work and a knack for thinking on their feet allows the protagonists to worm their way into the Klan.

Otherwise it was very entertaining, intelligent, and funny.

On the negative side, the movie's running time is way, way too long (by a good 20-30 min.

A waste of time and money.

The story of the film focuses on Ron Stallworth (a most entertaining John David Washington), a rookie African-American cop on Colorado Springs who decides to open an investigation on the KKK.

The story is captivating and engaging.

The story of Blackkklansman is engrossing.

It's a thriller that becomes more and more intense and literally ends with a bang.

Never one to shy away from making a political statement or two, Mr. Lee uses intense documentary imagery in his film's climax to hold our president personally responsible for the hatred and polarized climate in our splintered nation.

Lee tackles head-on the contemporary hot topics of racism, the police killing black Americans, and white supremacy to create an overwhelming pamphlet about the American identity - which has been hurled into a state of great confusion after the last presidential election.

It's vert entertaining and thought-provoking movie!

Enjoyable .

Perhaps what we need is a more positive voice to rally behind but as a political piece it feels simple and bland.

My only gropes with this film is that it tends to drag scenes longer than it should making it a little bit long and at times kind of boring, and it also has a theme that was pretty nice the first few times it played until you realize it keeps playing throughout the entire thing, it got really annoying.

Save your money and wait until it becomes available on Netflix.

Whatever status of it is, the movie, is so damn long, Lots of repetitive scenes, dialogue.

Dont waste your money.

It is a true story which is powerful and inspiring and yet highly entertaining.

Set within a true story, the guts of it is engaging in its focus on character and place.

Some just seemed like empty space.

But at that point the shots were just so bland and uninteresting it just felt forced.

About the movie, I thought is was brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Contrived ending.

Upon first viewing, the ending to the film with wrapping up every loose end felt kind of cheesy and really dragged on.

It's enjoyable to watch, improbable and probable at the same time, while also somehow touching our humanity deep down.

One moment might be very intense, over moments might be outright hilarious.

Interesting & Entertaining .

Quite entertaining, cruel story with tearjerker bits, very important morals that need to be known.

The film felt pointless & too comical for such a serious topic.

What I found tiresome what the continued use of all the racial sterotypes you would expect.

The film's script includes a lot of current political commentary, which generally feels well-placed but can sometimes feel too on-the-nose or predictable.

The scenes that ensue between Adam Driver's character, who poses as Ron's white persona in order to meet face to face with the members, are massively intense as we fear they could be caught at any moment.

Really hard to stay awake on this one.

The story is entertaining and you can gain perspective on race relations in the seventies.