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Do the Right Thing
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9 months, 1 week ago at Sep 16 4:28
1 vote
It has been well over a decade since I have seen this movie, in what was my first and will be my only time. One of the most overpraised movies there is, this features absolutely no redeeming characters and a horrible message. I am usually pretty open-minded when my husband and I watch movies, but this would be one that I refuse to watch again! Out of 10 stars: 1


5 years, 9 months ago at Sep 16 14:41
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God damn I have wanted to see this since it came out!

A great movie

5 years, 6 months ago at Dec 20 16:03
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I always loved Spike Lee's movies and this one is definitely his masterpiece. It is a simple story but there are so many layers, I thought it was just fascinating. Like Roger Ebert, I am quite amazed that such important movie was not nominated for the Best picture academy award. Anyway, I think it is a great classic and it is definitely worth a look.
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It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, and tensions are growing there, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie, Sal's delivery boy, manages to always be at the center of the action.
Release date: 21 July 1989
UPC: 025192024221
Tags: Drama (19), Racism (14), 1989 (12), 1980s (10), Pizza (9), New York (8), Brooklyn (8), Riot (8), Police (7), Usa (7), Comedy (7), Hate (5), NYC (5), Spike Lee (5), Celebrity (5), Race (4), Race Relations (4), Fire Hose (4), Tv (3), (3)
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"On the one hand, it's hardly surprising that Spike Lee's era-defining, revolutionary "Do The Right Thing" didn't get more Academy love; since when has anything truly revolutionary really been embraced by an institution that is this invested in the status quo? And let's remember this was 26 years before #OscarsSoWhite became a thing — indeed years before hashtags, twitter or any of the tools of today's outrage culture were even developed, when the discourse was largely controlled by the industr"

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