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Do the Right Thing (1989)

  • Director: Spike Lee
  • Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
  • Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 120 min
  • Running Time: 120 min

Set on the hottest day of the summer, the film examines various personal, social and economic issues through the eyes of an ensemble of neighborhood characters on a Bedford Stuyvesant block in Brooklyn.

"It comes closer to reflecting the current state of race relations in America than any other movie of our time. "
- Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert
"Has more originality, nitty-gritty humor, spirit and spunk than all the summer blockbuster retreads combined. Underneath the jousting and jiving, there's a sharp, uncompromising look at the anatomy of a race riot in the movie."
- San Francisco Chronicle, Judy Stone
"Stirred up impassioned debate everywhere; it would seem the greatest compliment that could be paid a stunning entertainment."
- Los Angeles Times, Sheila Benson
"There's no doubt about the film's sheer power and taut originality. "
- Washington Post, Desson Thomson