• Leo Brady

    ★★★★½ Watched by Leo Brady 17 Nov, 2015

    Denzel plays Bleek, a trumpet player who headlines at a local New York night club. What I loved and keep thinking about, is how "Mo' Better Blues" portrays a realistic struggle of life for men. A struggle to be the greatest in ones field, a struggle to be pleased with just one woman, and a struggle to deal with life when your greatest gift is taken away.

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  • M.D. Perkins

    ★★★★½ Watched by M.D. Perkins 27 Sep, 2014

    Lee starts off his 90's run in a minor key (and Denzel) with this surprisingly poignant character study. Talent can make otherwise conventional material compelling and I found this to be compelling in spades. The performances, the tone, the atmosphere, the pathos. It is not only Lee's determined and vibrant aesthetic, but his sense of observation, his storytelling grace and character detail that are so wonderful. There's also a little self-depricating humor for all the people who were bothered by…

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  • Patrick Terry

    ★★★★ Watched by Patrick Terry 30 Mar, 2016

    The mo' better makes it mo' better

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  • Craig Duffy

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Craig Duffy 29 Jan, 2016

    The first time I saw this movie I knew next to nothing about jazz. Though I still know absolutely nothing about chords and blue notes, my jazz collection now numbers more than 2,000 tracks. I don't really understand the music on a technical level, but I love it. I love the expressiveness of it. I love how it can be one thing for one person and a different thing for another. There's dixieland, swing, big band, be-bop, modal, free, fusion,…

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  • Bruno Ferreira

    ★★★★ Watched by Bruno Ferreira 19 Jan, 2016

    toda banda tem o seu integrante que atrasa <3 kkk

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  • Ollie_8

    ★★★★ Added by Ollie_8

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  • grace barber-plentie

    ★★★★ Added by grace barber-plentie

    I forgot Spike Lee can make really good films and I honestly feel terrible.

    I wasn't expecting to like this that much but:

    a) Denzel's a really good actor

    b) Joie Lee = heart eye emoji

    c) The third act is fucking devastating

    d) Not THAT sexist? (for a Spike film, anyway)

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  • GenkiB

    ★★★★ Rewatched by GenkiB 03 Nov, 2015

    I’ve been wanting to see this for a long time. I originally saw it in the theatre and I remember having to line up for it. I liked it then so when I was putting together a list of movies I wanted to watch again, I felt this was worthy. Now, I don’t know what’s up with video stores in Japan but they don’t seem to carry a lotta Spike Lee joints? I’ve also been wanting to see “Jungle Fever”…

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  • Mynt Marsellus

    ★★★★ Watched by Mynt Marsellus 02 May, 2015

    This is a fabulous movie, not quite to the level of Do The Right Thing but its really really great.

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  • Sumner Forbes

    ★★★★ Watched by Sumner Forbes 31 Mar, 2015

    Jazz fans are comparatively few compared to the fans of other music genres, which makes Spike Lee’s film all the more daring. Fresh on the heels of Do the Right Thing, released a year earlier, Lee took a major risk in constructing a film around a music genre that has become relegated to a close-knit group of hardcore fans. While not overtly criticizing the largely Caucasian popular jazz (Frank Sinatra and Dave Brubeck immediately come to mind) that is commonly…

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  • José Pontes

    ★★★★ Watched by José Pontes 22 Dec, 2013

    Espetacular, fiquei a saber mais sobre a este tipo de musica, uma herança da raça negra, ao longo do filme teve partes de um enorme cariz emocional, Robin Hughes Harris não poderia estar mais contente, um excelente filme em seu nome :)

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  • Michael McCann

    ★★★★ Watched by Michael McCann 01 Jul, 2013

    "I make my living with my lips" - Bleek Gilliam

    Spike Lee did a good job capturing the essence and passion trumpeter and his jazz quartet. The music in the film is top notch thanks to Branford Marsalis Quartet. It made you feel like you were in an actual jazz club.

    The problem I had with the movie was the underdeveloped relationships with most, not all, but most relationships. That's kind of difficult to do when the film is so…

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