Do the Right Thing

1989 • 120 minutes
4.5
416 reviews
93%
Tomatometer
R
Rating
Eligible
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What begins as an uproarious comedy evolves into a provocative, disquieting drama as director Spike Lee chronicles trivial events that bring festering racial tensions to the surface on a sweltering day in a largely black Brooklyn neighborhood. After a number of minor misunderstandings -- and an effort to boycott the local pizza parlor -- a young man (Bill Nunn) lies dead, the pizzeria lies in ashes, and the racial schism is wider than ever.
4.5
416 reviews
Ben Fuoco
January 18, 2021
This movie paints Italian Americans in a horrible light. U can't judge a whole race based on a racist moron. I hate this movie, I found myself angry and disgusted watching it. And the ending made me see red. I think spike Lee isn't as great as people think. He definitely has no class.
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Vaughn Powell
June 11, 2019
If you are watching this from a time where Black men are being killed by primarily Caucasian police, you will be triggered. If you are watching this as a Caucasian, who owns storefront in a primarily Black/Latino territory, then you will be triggered. If you Are Black/Latino/Asian (as it doesn't specify whether the couple is Chinese/Japanese/Korean/otherwise) you will be triggered. All in all, You should watch it, no matter where you're from. Misunderstanding, bias, and opportunity will shape your world, whether you want it to or not
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Jean Luc Pressoir
August 14, 2018
The events that happen on Do the Right Thing still happens in real life everyday that never stops. The police around all over some still act like judge, jury, and executioner who don't thought of the actions that will one day lead into big bad payback consequences
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