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From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He recruits a seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation. Together, they team up to take down the extremist organization aiming to garner mainstream appeal. Produced by the team behind the Academy Award–winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as relevant in today's tumultuous world.
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Critics Consensus: BlacKkKlansman uses history to offer bitingly trenchant commentary on current events -- and brings out some of Spike Lee's hardest-hitting work in decades along the way.
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Common Sense Says
Lots of language in Lee's fact-based dark comedy.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that director Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman is a sometimes-absurd account of a real-life black cop's (John David Washington's) undercover mission in the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. Expect strong language throughout, as well as mature themes related to racism and terroristic violence -- but the film also portrays courage and cooperation in the face of extreme racial hatred. Though very little violence is actually shown, a particularly sadistic lynching is described in disturbing detail. And the script has lots of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and many more); a stream of racial, anti-Semitic, and homophobic epithets (the "N" word, "k-ke," "f-g," etc.); and some sexual references. Adults drink socially, and smoking is common. Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, and Topher Grace co-star.
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- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:August 10, 2018
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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