BlacKkKlansman is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Lee, based on the 2014 memoir Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth.

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Review: Spike Lee's BlackKklansman Is the Movie We Need Right Now

Lee's BlacKkKlansman is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado Springs police officer who went undercover in the late 1970s to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Lee recognizes the nutso potential of that premise and runs with it ...


Detroit Free Press

New star emerges from 'BlacKkKlansman' (and yes, Denzel is his father)

To play the lead role in "BlacKkKlansman," John David Washington immersed himself in the history and culture of the 1960s and 1970s. Times were turbulent then, much as they are now, a parallel that stayed with the 34-year-old actor. "I asked my mom ...

- Detroit Free Press


Spike Lee Checks Under The Hood In The Blistering 'BlacKkKlansman'

Spike Lee's new movie, BlackkKlansman, is based on a true story, but the plot sounds crazy enough that you'd be excused for thinking he'd just made it up. It's about an African-American police officer, Ron Stallworth, who went undercover in the 1970s ...



'BlacKkKlansman' Is A Buddy-Cop Comedy That Addresses America's Racism — Past ...

This summer's most brashly entertaining movie is also the most terrifying film of the year. Spike Lee's “BlacKkKlansman” will leave your sides aching from laughter and your stomach twisted in knots. It seems strange to learn now that the picture was ...


Fox News

Spike Lee, David Washington hope to spark conversation with 'BlacKkKlansman'

He said he expects a similar reaction to “BlacKkKlansman.” “I think that this film is gonna generate that same discussion, which I think is great 'cause we need to talk about what the F is going on today. People have to be alert, be smart, and stop ...

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Spike Lee connects past to urgent present in 'BlacKkKlansman'

(CNN) Spike Lee films can be guilty of feeling didactic, but the material suits the message -- and the director's passion -- in "BlacKkKlansman," a fiery, wild true story infused by an overt cautionary warning that the past could be prologue. Tense ...


Wall Street Journal

'BlacKkKlansman' Review: Running on Fury

Spike Lee doesn't mince words in “BlacKkKlansman.” He ignites them, revels in their combustibility and illustrates them with inflammatory images. This freewheeling account of an African-American cop who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1970s ...

- Wall Street Journal

New York Times

Review: In 'BlacKkKlansman,' Spike Lee Journeys Into White America's Heart of ...

In the middle of “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee's new joint — his best nondocumentary feature in more than a decade and one of his greatest — Ron Stallworth and his sergeant have an argument about the future of the Ku Klux Klan. It's the early 1970s ...

- New York Times