Comedy / Crime / Drama / Musical

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 8,042


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May 13, 2019



John Cusack as David Shayne
Samuel L. Jackson as Wes Luger
Wesley Snipes as Lawrence
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934.8 MB
23.976 fps
127 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 6 / 10 / 10

At least he tried

Chicago is referred to as Chi-Raq. American losses in Afghanistan from 2001 to today amounts to 2349, in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 amounts to 4424, and Chicago from 2001 to 2015 with 7356 murders. Dolmedes (Samuel L. Jackson) refers to ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes' play Lysistrata. Chi-Raq (Nick Cannon) is a rapper. Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris) is his girlfriend. Cyclops (Wesley Snipes) is a local thug. Irene (Jennifer Hudson) suffers the lost of her child from a stray bullet. Lysistrata leads a campaign by the women to withhold sex until the men stop the violence. Spike Lee takes on a tough subject. The 'solution' is poetic and way too simplistic. I get the allure of pairing the classic Greek play with the present day reality. If nothing else, he's agitating for a solution to this intractable problem. He's not giving up. As for the movie itself, I have a few problems with the cast. John Cusack does not fit as a priest. I accept his Chicago connection and his need to help with this issue. He has never played this type of role and it's very odd to see him here. The General King Kong character is even worst. He is ridiculous. I don't know what Spike Lee is trying to say about the military and what connection they have with the murder rate. On the other hand, Jennifer Hudson's presence is powerful. Overall, this is a mix bag but at least, Spike Lee is willing to tackle the issue like he did so many years ago.

Reviewed by nivimcghee 2 / 10 / 10

Does not live up to the title

I expected the movie to be more serious. The comedy and rhyming lines over powered the film. The storyline stopped focusing on the gun violence in Chicago and started focusing more on the idea that if women stopped having sex with the men that they would stop gang banging in return. Really cheesy movie with great potential it just focused to much on sex and not the real issues in Chiraq which is the gun violence.

Reviewed by Clifton Johnson 2 / 10 / 10

Unrealized ambition (also, the city is called Chicago)

I get it: Lysistrata in modern day Chicago. But it feels like Spike needed to make some hard choices. Ancient Greek or Modern America? Both and? No. You end up with selective rhyming, female stereotypes and over-simplified gang failed as an adaptation, it failed as a realistic portrayal. So much unrealized potential here. West Side Story it is not.

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