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Do the Right Thing
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Do the Right Thing 1989

From Amazon: The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast that includes Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Robin Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Nunn, Rosie Perez, and John Turturro, Spike Lee's powerful portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise. Criterion is proud to present Do the Right Thing in a new Director Approved special edition. (read more)

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Do the Right Thing Movie Review by Jarrod (7/13/2008)

'Do the Right Thing' is Spike Lee's masterpiece, and a key contribution to American cinema. This is a bold and provocative film about racial issues, which it addresses frankly and impolitely, the language is often vicious and unflattering, and the climax involves a riot that follows an act of police brutality that leaves...

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Do the Right Thing Movie Review by Ezra (2/16/2007)

Do The Right Thing (1989) is "an unsentimental critique of bigotry, both black and white" (quoted from Flashback, p. 479), and other races are held accountable as well. After a red-gelled, highly stylized opening sequence to set the tone of the film, which Lee says should have "people in the theatres sweating as they...

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