Video Review

Do the Right Thing

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis and Spike Lee; Distributor: Universal

Do the Right Thing is the most provocative film yet from a pointedly provocative director and one of the most controversial films of the '80s. Spike Lee's study of a pizza joint in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn with an Italian owner (Danny Aiello) and a mostly black clientele takes a cold, hard look at racist reality. The camera work is good, too. A

Originally posted Nov 02, 1990 Published in issue #38 Nov 02, 1990 Order article reprints
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