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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 11:45 AM

Anyone watching "Da 5 Bloods"?

Spike Lee's new one. I just started it--it's quite long, over 2 1/2 hours. It got good reviews in the paper this morning so I thought I'd give it a shot.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 12:04 PM

1. I'll watch it sometime this weekend.

I'm sure it will be great.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 01:47 PM

2. Yes, watching tonight

We rewatched Do the Right Thing and finally saw KKKlansman last week. Love Spike!

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Response to bif (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 02:16 PM

3. Not yet, but the San Francisco Chronicle gave it a bad review

The called it "slow, labored and stilted," and said, "everything about it is off."

"In the end, “Da 5 Bloods” feels like a clumsy hybrid of two fine impulses — to make a heist movie set in Vietnam, and to make a statement about race in 2020. Alas, each intention doesn’t serve the other, and so both go unrealized."

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I'm a big fan of Lee's work. I find it groundbreaking, insightful, and beautifully executed, so I'll draw my own conclusions ... as soon as I get a Netflix account.



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Response to bif (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 01:33 PM

4. Just finished it. (No spoilers here).

I thought it was well made. The criticism that it was several movies in one were correct. But I enjoyed it overall.

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