Red Hook Summer Reviews

  • Red Hook Summer
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date : August 10, 2012
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 121
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Variance Films
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  • we have little to hang onto once the film falls apart. Between the ongoing sermonizing and that final, sharp shock - which is gravely mishandled - we feel cowed into submission, rather than led towards enlightenment
    2 of 5 by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News ]
  • never matches the smoldering hothouse atmosphere of Lee's Summer of Sam, but its narrative shagginess and raging emotions nonetheless drum up franticness and fear. It's a forceful film whose ungainliness can be vexing
    by Nick Schager [Village Voice ]
  • it's fiery, passionate stuff, at times inelegantly presented, but impossible to ignore
    by Peter Debruge [Variety ]
  • it's another steamy hot Brooklyn summer, but unlike "Do the Right Thing" two decades back, Spike Lee's sermonizing new film is too chaotic to tap into that sizzle
    by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • it all feels furiously dashed off, as if Mr. Lee, who financed the film himself, had run out of money and time
    by Stephen Holden [New York Times ]
  • isn't a smooth slow jam - the awkwardness of the younger performers can be as confounding as it can be charming, and there's frequently a sense of the film flaunting its rawness self-consciously
    3.5 of 5 by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies ]
  • Reviewed by Ian Buckwalter [NPR ]
  • Reviewed by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine ]

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