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BlacKkKlansman (15)

Drama, Crime

Historical drama based on a true story in which an African American cop runs an undercover investigation into the Ku Klux Klan.

The critical consensus

There are few filmmakers as consistently, burningly passionate as Spike Lee. This is vital and timely work that’s up there with his best, with a gut-wrenching sting in the tail.

****(*)Helen O'Hara, Empire Online, 08/08/2018

This is broad but equally ballsy, with some big laughs that are sure to stick in throats given the current American climate.

****(*)Jamie Graham, Total Film, 14/08/2018

Lee’s most entertaining and thought-provoking film in years.

****(*)Adam Woodward, Little White Lies, 21/08/2018

The director’s race-war satire, in which a black police officer impersonates a white bigot, gleefully takes on the crassness at the heart of the Trump regime.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 23/08/2018

Spike Lee’s masterly BlacKkKlansman is a 1970s-set true story which is both a gripping thriller and a scathing critique of Trump’s America.

*****Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 24/08/2018

An idealistic black cop goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan in Lee’s scorching period satire.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 26/08/2018

Features about BlacKkKlansman (15)

The grim topicality of Spike Lee's 70s-set KKK film

Caleb Gayle, The Guardian, 07/08/2018

BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee responds to former Ku Klux Klan leader's praise.

Jacob Stolworthy, The Independent, 07/08/2018

'We're still fighting that same fight': how Spike Lee got his groove back with BlacKkKlansman.

Alex Godfrey, The Guardian, 18/08/2018

BlacKkKlansman: The black man who took on the Klan

Neil Smith, BBC, 23/08/2018

Spike Lee talks to Gary Young about BlacKkKlansman and racism under Trump

The Guardian, 23/08/2018

How Spike Lee bends the truth to tackle contemporary racism

Tom Bond, Little White Lies, 25/08/2018

How BlacKkKlansman joins the dots between our racist past and present

Kambole Campbell, Little White Lies, 29/08/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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