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Summer of Sam - 1999

marko
April 28th, 2005, 07:45 AM
This is an amazing film IMO and one of my favorite Spike Lee movies.

It's the story of the summer of 1977 in New York when the 'Son of Sam' serial murders freaked everyone out.

The cast is great and the film works on many different levels, exploring different themes such as mass hysteria and the persecution of Jesus.

LOVED it! 9/10

Shamrock
April 28th, 2005, 03:41 PM
Marko, this isnt a very well known film, but I have heard good things about it, definitely sounds worth watching! I'm going to look for it. :thumbs up

LL1
April 30th, 2005, 07:59 PM
I agree, really good movie, I saw it when it was playing in the theatres.

Lucky Rescue
May 1st, 2005, 09:03 AM
Definitely 4 stars for that one!

Shamrock
May 25th, 2005, 04:38 PM
I did rent this film, and found it very good, and a memorable movie, Well acted, and well worth viewing! :thumbs up

The only critism I'd make ( my own personal slant of course) was that it occassionally lapsed into what I would call gratutious sex scenes. The orgy scene for example. Was this relevant to the flim theme - or just an 'add-on" for its own sake? This detracted from the flow of the film - to me.

I must admit though - I've not seen a lot of Spike Lee films. and so perhaps dont understand the full scope of his film making.

Overall - one of the better films I have seen this year.