Crooklyn

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Released 1994

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Director:
Spike Lee
Released:
1994
Rating:
PG-13
Crooklyn is a 1994 semi-autobiographical, comedy-drama directed and co-written by Spike Lee. The film is set in a racially mixed Brooklyn neighborhood during the summer of 1973. The story is told from the perspective of Troy Carmichael (Zelda Harris) a nine-year old with four brothers (Carlton Williams, Sharif Rashed, Chris Knowings, Tse-Mach Washington) a schoolteacher mom (Alfre Woodard) and a musician father (Delroy Lindo). The story follows Troy as she learns from her brothers and other neighborhood characters how to survive in Brooklyn. Her family is struggling, her parents relationship is shaky, her neighborhood is full of thieves and drug abusers and pushers (Spike Lee) and Troy must learn to maneuever all of this and thrive. A family tragedy thrusts Troy into a place where she must be even more responsible than before. Troy is determined to learn from the mistakes of those around her. With these lessons learned Troy does everything she can to protect herself and her family.

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  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Crooklyn is not in any way an angry film. But thinking about the difference between its world and ours can make you angry, and I think that was one of Lee's purposes here.

  • 70

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    Messy as the semiautobiographical Crooklyn often is, it succeeds in becoming a touching and generous family portrait, a film that exposes welcome new aspects of this director's tal...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    With characters this alive, it's a pity that no one was able to build a more convincing film around them, instead of leaving everyone more or less out there on their own. [13 May 1...

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