BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman

DVD - 2018
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Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
Audience: OFA rating: 14A.
Publisher: Universal City : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 2018.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Black
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Alternative Title: BlacK k Klansman
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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VaughanPLDavidB Feb 21, 2021

I have mixed feelings on this movie. While the performances of the leads were excellent, most of the Klansmen were portrayed as cartoonishly evil. They didn't even seem like real people to me. The Adam Driver character had to pretend to be racist, but it felt like everyone else was pretending ... Read More »

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VaughanPLDonnalee May 24, 2019

This movie is based on a real life story about a young African American police officer who, with the assistance of a colleague, is successfully able to infiltrate the Klu Klux Klan in the 1970's. The movie is riveting, with outstanding performances, lots of suspense, loads of humour and lots of ... Read More »


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GroundSuppression
Jun 05, 2021

So glad I didn't know that the lead was Denzel s son or spike Lee directed. At one point I was so impressed with how the film struck a difficult tone of humor and when the credits rolled it made total sense. The duke character owes much to Will Farrell. the note of humor is perfect for this heavy subject. Also the lead got my respect on his own. Great job. I thought this was going to be just another Hollywood snow job . Instead perfect match up of an old master and new blood.

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M4112379
Mar 26, 2021

I enjoyed this Spike Lee joint! It said it was based off a true story but I don't know anything about that. As a film it was done well all around, great acting, writing, set, it felt like that time. Consider this one it's better than your average movies!

VaughanPLDavidB Feb 21, 2021

I have mixed feelings on this movie. While the performances of the leads were excellent, most of the Klansmen were portrayed as cartoonishly evil. They didn't even seem like real people to me. The Adam Driver character had to pretend to be racist, but it felt like everyone else was pretending as well. It didn't feel real. In fact, there was one character who was so utterly idiotic, I was surprised he didn't shoot himself in the head or blow himself up. And only one racist cop in the whole department, in 1973, really?

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movie20
Jan 07, 2021

A very good movie based on true events. Truth is stranger than fiction.

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movies02
Nov 15, 2020

It may disturb you because it is true. More disturbing is that in the year 2020 still true millions of Americans still believe that racist crap like the Proud Boys, twist on KKK that our American President Trump supports. Odd since his grandchildren & son in law are of the Jewish religion.
Still no change in 2020 in America. White supremacy still just more hidden.

JCLKarynH Sep 15, 2020

A classic trickster tale with a Spike Lee twist and social and political commentary. John David Washington and Adam Driver own this film. The best part is the protagonist, Ron Stallworth, is a real person and really did infiltrate the KKK. This is my favorite Spike Lee film and deserved so many more Academy Awards than it got. Truly a masterpiece.

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knighted
Aug 27, 2020

I have mixed feelings about this movie . The acting is excellent. The only complaint I had was that I was hoping for more depth into the COOINTELPRO project. Instead I got some candy version of it . The movie focuses more in racism aspect and considering movies like washed up Green Book this one handles it more in the heavy side. I am pretty “ Meh” about it .

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JDellapina1986
Jul 14, 2020

I've now finally watched "Malcolm X" and now this brilliant Spike Lee film. This movie is made more disturbing by the 2016, 2017 and 2020 protests... how much Black Lives Matter and the destructive sad ways of the KKK. The final few moments will shake you and hopefully bring people to vote this November 2020.

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afowler813
May 03, 2020

I found this movie scary, realistic, funny, satirical, and seriously thought provoking. I would easily recommend it to friends. I hope to read the book someday.

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ReaganLam
Mar 09, 2020

Fantastic and superb movie! Based on a true story, it was enlightening to see how the group works & how a black police officer was able to infiltrate it in the '70s. The actors/actresses did a great job with the characters that they played. There are so many layers in this movie. Evokes a lot of thought and emotions! Highly recommend checking out this film!

At the end, they showed clips of racial protests & fighting from the Charlottesville car terror attack in 2017 and how Trump addressed it. Scary how things have not changed much or have gone backwards.

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afowler813
May 03, 2020

afowler813 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Munchkin134
Jan 29, 2019

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Dec 04, 2018

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CODE2319
Nov 28, 2018

CODE2319 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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reginator_22
Mar 10, 2019

Coarse Language: Racial epithets.

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reginator_22
Mar 10, 2019

Ron Stallworth: Hello, this is Ron Stallworth calling. Who am I speaking with?

David Duke: This is David Duke.

Ron Stallworth: The Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, *that* David Duke?

David Duke: The last time I checked. What can I do you for?

Ron Stallworth: Well, since you asked, I hate n***ers, I hate Jews. Spics and micks. Italians and chinks. But my mouth to God's ears, I really hate those black rats, and anyone else really that doesn't have pure white Aryan blood running through their veins!

David Duke: I'm happy to be talking to a true white American.

Ron Stallworth: God bless white America.

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