Bamboozled Synopsis
A man (Damon Wayans) must create a hit urban TV show or be fired.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

50
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Lee's incendiary and brilliant new film.
Full Review
88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Starts out hilarious and then turns very, very grim.
Full Review
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Guaranteed to inspire, antagonize and divide his (Lee's) audience.
Full Review
75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's a film about dumbing down that has the effect of wising up its audience.
Full Review
63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Ends with a fizzle, not a bang.
Full Review
58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Nothing Lee has done is as flashy or as mucked up as Bamboozled.
Full Review
50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A frustratingly uneven satire with undeniably sharp teeth, isn't afraid to shoot comic darts at its targets until blood is drawn.
Full Review
50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
On both technical and conceptual levels, Bamboozled is a movie that will leave Spike Lee fans bewildered.
Full Review
38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This is the kind of misfire that can take everyone down with it. It's not just bad, it's mean-bad.
Full Review
27

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
If Lee's intention was to cement our loathing of blackface comedy, he's succeeded all too well.
Full Review

Fan Reviews

Did You See This Movie?

Be the first to write a review!

More Info

For Strong Language and Some Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Provocative Spike Lee movie for older teens.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF