BlacKkKlansman

Release Date: August 10th, 2018

DVD Release Date: November 6th, 2018

R |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.

Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Ryan Eggold, Michael Buscemi

Director: Spike Lee

Genres: Crime drama , Comedy drama

Production Co: Monkeypaw Productions, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, QC Entertainment, Blumhouse Productions

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Hilarious , House , Rivalry , Tense , 1970s , Office , Amusing , Underdog , Police station , Investigation , Police officer , Suspenseful , Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    It’s no surprise that director Spike Lee prefers a hammer to a scalpel for this real-life drama, but his righteous fury is supplemented with a mature thoughtfulness that gives the proceedings the grim weight of history. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This freewheeling account of an African-American cop who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1970s is problematic as narrative drama, but stunning as provocation. show more

  • 80
    Inkoo KangSlate

    BlacKkKlansman may well be the first film to frame the Trump era as one of regression in response to the progress of the Obama years. show more

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Awards

Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2019)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama