Capsule Review: "Bamboozled"

by Eric Melin on October 6, 2000

in Print Reviews

Spike Lee’s latest is a seriously challenging movie with such a ridiculous premise and caricatured characters that I didn’t believe a moment of it. That’s not to say I didn’t like it. In “Do the Right Thing,” one of my faves of all time, Spike shows us that race relations are anything but black and white, and that there is a lot of gray. In “Bamboozled,” everything IS black and white and he beats you over the head with his point. And keeps beating you. Again and again. And then it gets worse. It’s wicked, hardcore satire. And I can’t stop thinking about it. Very angry, but consistently unforgettable.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of and writes for The Pitch. He’s former President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls, Ultimate Fakebook, and Truck Stop Love . He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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