Chi-Raq

Chi-Raq

By Spike Lee

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2015-12-04
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Director: Spike Lee
  • Production Company: Amazon Studios
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
5.6/10
5.6
From 88 Ratings

Description

Chi-Raq : After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside.
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  • Gave up

    1
    By Eschenbach2017
    After the 10th or 20th "n-----" word and the 2nd preaching from Samuel L. Jackson in 15 minutes, I just couldn't watch this movie anymore. Just wow, no, I think not.
  • Not Good.

    1
    By Bandit_Graphics
    The intro was way too long. And the rhyming was annoying as hell. I stopped watching the movie after like the first 30mins.
  • Knock-off

    1
    By Nunchucka No Time 2 Ducka
    The movie is a knock-off of Trina's low budget A Miami Tail. Ladies refusing to give guys sex. The idea for this movie is plagiarized.
  • Low raters don't understand it

    5
    By Regular diner/bad planner
    This is a re-imagining of the Greek tragicomedy, Lysistrata. It is operatic in its movement between comedy and tragedy, and Spike Lee has mastered this medium as he alternately makes you laugh and cry. The silly scenes are intentionally silly, but they are juxtaposed with some of the most powerfully acted and emotionally charged scenes of any movie of the year. The low raters missed the point and the linkage to classic Greek theatre. Read up on Lysistrata, and then watch this. It's a brilliant work. Spike Lee's best so far...
  • #TeamJHUD

    5
    By Justice C. Hinton
    Of course I only watched this b/c Jennifer Hudson was in it, but never really been a fan of Spike Lee's work I have questions & I need answers.
  • Bold. Failure.

    2
    By Windsor Smith III
    This weird mixture of tragedy and farce made me queasy, and I got a headache trying to keep up with all the rhyming verse in an unfamiliar idiom. Maybe the film's message wasn't directed at me, but I don't see how it could work for anyone else either.
  • You have to pay for the condo somehow

    1
    By ITBrian43
    I have nothing against "working actors". Actors that work and take many a bad roles to pay their bills. Plenty of A-list actors have pinched out some real turds, even DeNiro and Hoffman. This takes the cake. Mainly because no one made enough money off this movie to pay for a candy bar, let alone a bill. The semi-requirement for most, but not all of the script to rhyme breaks the point of even doing it in the first place. Lee takes a serious and universal urban issue and seems to poke fun at it!?! I don't understand the point of this approach. Is Spike running out of creative juices? Seemingly so, after watching this terrible movie. This is two hours, six minutes and fifty seconds I'll never get back. Don't help them finance that candy bar. Just. Don't.
  • Two thumbs down!

    1
    By smit.dam
    Spike Lees movies have definitely fallen off! Not only was the acting horrible but the script was like listening to a nursery rhyme. Having Nick Cannon as leader of a gang??? Lol...are u serious!!!
  • AWFUL JUNK

    1
    By Dave jerome h
    This movie is awful junk. I would not pay $1.00 to watch this movie again. It wasted my time and brainwaves. Spike Lee, this is junk. Nothing really to follow, just stupid rhyming and short clips. I cannot support this. Rent it for .99 cents, smoke some weed and laugh at this stupid film.
  • Too much raunchy sex, not enough content relating to Chicago’s ongoing violence

    2
    By PhyllinThisWay
    I wish this movie made the point about the violence in Chicago a bit more clear. This is not, however, something that I would find easy to share with any young adult simply because it is filled with explosive sex scenes that really have no valid use. Sure the thought of withholding sex, as a means of controlling a man surfaces and in some ways makes sense, but an entire movie about that, seems to be a bit much. This movie should have been called “Withholding Sex, and Guns”. I’m disappointed. I’m still waiting on a movie, perhaps a documentary about ending the violence in Chicago. I love the city, but I do not love the craziness and violence that now comprises most of it. I’m disappointed that Spike made this movie into a near porno, but now I see why it didn’t go as far as I would have liked to have seen it go.

Reviews

  • Extremely Disappointed

    1
    By Musak Luvah
    Spike Lee took the turmoil and tragedy of inner city Chicago and portrayed the very real and serious problem of gun violence as though it is something so incredibly silly and stupid. The social message and call for change gets drowned out by an lascivious and explicit sexual antics. By far, this is the WORST movie of 2015 and maybe ever!
  • Does anybody out there care about us? Please pray for my city.

    5
    By JryleyAAA
    As someone who grew up in the streets of Chicago I know first hand about the sickening gang violence that has plagued the south side for my entire 27 years. It's a dead zone.Growing up I never even thought of it as Chicago but rather some estrange detached other world, and that other world is now know as Chiraq. Spike Lee has made a film that has penetrated the mass culture by calling attention to the most inhabitable dire environment of any inner city community. Not sure where all the disgust for this film is coming from, but this is tremendously fine film, haven't like a spike lee feature this much since his last great film 25th hour.
  • Amazing !

    5
    By Hoodebert
    Most people in 2016 are too stupid to follow spikes brilliant direction. Brilliant film
  • Phenomenal

    5
    By Angel Phoxx
    That's the only word I could come up with for his movie --- definitely a great movie ---make sure you pay attention 👏🏾👌🏾
  • This wasn't nominated for best picture??

    5
    By Rj1138
    Give this movie a break people! Baz Luhrmann does Shakespeare in LA and no one says anything about it, Spike Lee does Aristophanes in Chicago and no one seems to get past the stylization. Could it be the ratings on this film are reflective of the problems discussed in it? As the film points out we all need to WAKE UP!! I think this movie should be watched by all Humans! I can't believe the Oscars snubbed this film in every category, shame on the Academy! They continue to deny the existence of well made films by black artists, this must change!! Give this film a chance! It made me laugh and cry and think. Things any good piece of art does. I bought it and will watch it again! Thanks for the joint Spike!!
  • Unworthy

    2
    By VSANK
    I think sometimes Spike’s ego gets in the way of his ability to make conscience but enjoyable movies. This movie lacks any cohesion. It plays like a series of random vignettes about being Black. I spent more time fast-forwarding past Spike’s egomania, than actually enjoying the movie. Spike should take some queues from Quentin Tarantino. QT’s movies are personal but still very enjoyable to watch. Spike’s movies of late have become selfish and not very interesting.
  • Disappointing

    1
    By blksuade
    If you don’t think serious expect no change. Stop the mix messages to ploy the target audience they refuse to hear and see because of this type of media BS. This was a Fail of time money and message. I supported it but will never do so again.
  • Ignore the h8rz. See this movie 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸❗️❗️❗️

    5
    By HolyMoses
    Dear White People, A Star Is Born In Teyonah Parris. She is smart, sexy, & powerful as Lysistrata. Forget Oprah, T-Swift & the Kardashians, here is the new role model for America! This film will change the world! I was skeptical at first due to the h8ful, but I gave it a chance & now I'm grateful. The rhyming works! So does the Spartan-Trojan war thing set in modern day Chi-town! So lyrical & swiftly moving, there's not a dull moment in this brilliant film that portrays black folks with heart & soul. Bravo, Spike Lee & all involved. You made this loving film & now all our problems solved💚❤️💛❣💌☮🙏✝🇺🇸🔙🔛🔝🆗‼️ Grade: A+
  • Could've been better

    1
    By A.M.P. studios
    This movie has a good message but doesn't come across at all. The intro is way too long it should've been cut in half if not shorter. On top of everything the dialogue is terrible the constant rhyming is a distraction
  • Hoooorrrrrible!!!!!!

    1
    By ChargerRiley
    Not worth buying or renting; even through Redbox. I am a Spike Lee movie fan, and this is no doubt the worst. I am familiar with growing up in a violent community, so I understand and relate to what I believe he was attempting to shed light on; however, translation was lost with all the rhyming, sexual content and mockery of organizations, police department and government. All three play a huge roll in what happens in urban areas and communities but their portrayal in the movie, coupled with the things I fore-mentioned, took away from the real message and was overshadowed.

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