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Chi-Raq (2015)

Chi-Raq (2015)

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Details: 127 mins

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What a piece

I mostly enjoyed this retelling of the Greek play, Lysistrata. In the hands of Spike Lee, though, I found, for the most part, a film that can't decide what it wants to be. All of the characters are trying to be entertaining, speaking most of their lines in rhyming verse; while at the same time striving to be taken seriously in delivering a timely message in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. The attempt to mesh the two aspects of Chi-Raq doesn't really work. An especially heavy-handed political rant (that abandons the rhythmic verse of the rest of the film) at a child's funeral by a pastor was especially off-putting. If I rate this movie on what I think it was trying to accomplish, it's just mediocre, regardless of the importance of the message.

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Cast:

Small Chi-Raq
No_movie_poster Lysistrata
Small Cyclops
Small Miss Helen
Small Dolmedes
Small Father Mike Corridan
Small Irene
No_movie_poster General King Kong
Small Mayor McCloud
Small Morris
Small Old Duke
Small Commissioner Blades

Crew:

Small Spike Lee Director
Small Spike Lee Writer
No_movie_poster Kevin Willmott Writer
No_movie_poster Aristophanes Original playwright

Plot:

The girlfriend (Teyonah Parris) of a Chicago gang leader (Nick Cannon) persuades other frustrated women to abstain from sex until their men agree to end the senseless cycle of violence.