• Director

    Spike Lee

  • With

    Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Samuel L Jackson

  • USA 2015. 127min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


Spike Lee’s audacious, rampaging hip-hop musical transposes Aristophanes’ Lysistrata from 411BC to contemporary Chicago, complete with rhyming verse and Samuel L. Jackson as a besuited Greek chorus. When a child is killed in a feud between rival gangs, Lysistrata initiates a sex strike to prevent war. Fuelled by rage and unwavering in its passion, this is a powder keg of a film.

Ruby McGuigan

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