Director: Spike Lee (Second Film)
Judging by reputation; this doesn't particularly feel like a Spike Lee film (joint?) but a mere run-of-the-mill heist thriller. But a key-note I must mention is that Lee does sprinkle commentary on various social issues such as racism (post 9/11 "Ergh it's an arab") and violent video games, showing us a little clip of a Grand Theft Auto-esque black-on-black violence, with face-popping grenades and a little 8-year old playing it to boot. Incredibly subtle if I say so myself.
I understand Lee can't help himself, and ultimately he wants to say something so that's fair enough. But incredibly that does not excuse the awkward characterisation of Dalton (Clive Owen). He is mysterious and…