Chi-Raq [Blu-ray] [2015]

  • SKU: 4798346
  • Release Date: 01/26/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (57 out of 67)

Special Features


  • "The Making of Chi-Raq" Featurette
  • "We Gotta Do Better" Music Video
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes

Synopsis


Chi-Raq
In Spike Lee's modern-day adaptation of Aristophanes' play Lysistrata, a gang leader's girlfriend (Teyonah Parris) is called to action after a child is killed by a stray bullet. She convinces a group of women to help put an end to the violence in Chicago's South Side by taking a vow of abstinence, which will only end when their men decide to bring peace to the city. Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, and Angela Bassett co-star. ~ Erin Demers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Nick Cannon
    Nick Cannon - Chi-Raq
  • Wesley Snipes
    Wesley Snipes - Cyclops
  • Jennifer Hudson
    Jennifer Hudson - Irene
  • Teyonah Parris
    Teyonah Parris - Lysistrata
  • D.B. Sweeney
    D.B. Sweeney - Mayor McCloud



Customer rating

4.1
86%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Spike Lee tackles Gun Violence In His Newest Film

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    rruiz138
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    Chi-Raq, another nickname given to Chicago because of the end result of gun violence...death. From 2001 to 2015, more people have died in Chicago due to gun violence than Americans that have died in both the Afgan and the Iraq wars put together. The movie's plot surrounds itself based on an old Greek story dealing with the Spartans and the Trojans killing one another in a senseless war. The way the main protagonist, Lyssistrada, tries and make the men from both factions to stop fighting and end the violence is for all women to deny their men intercourse. Spike Lee holds no bars in this movie by taking on the NRA, local and federal government, and most of all the people causing the violence in the streets. Some people might consider this movie too preachy, but me personally I loved the preachiness in the movie and it's a shame that not enough movies do it and execute it well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful film!! Perfectly directed!!

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    airpip33
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    Spike Lee is a very, very talented film director and most of his work proves this point. Chi-Raq shows the genius and the immense talent of Spike Lee. This film is very well directed and it has several powerful messages. If you're looking to watch a film with serious content that doesn't contain all the nonsense which a lot of people find entertaining today then check out Chi-Raq!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

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    Taxcman
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    My wife and I enjoyed this movie, I knew some of the problems in that part of this country, but it also represents many problems around the world. Being grandparents, we have to be informed and concerned about our grandkids future and their decisions they will have to make. We provide dialog, love and prayer with them, thank God they listen and are engaged and opinionated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Powerful Spike Lee Movie

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    Vegaz
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    Spike did it again with "Chi-Raq" just like he did with "Do The Right Thing"!!!! The clever way the dialogue is done with rhymes and the message that needs to be heard and actually performed in real life. I would have wanted someone else to play Nick Cannon's part, but it still was a great movie to add to the collection .... especially the Spike Lee collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Insight into the Windy City

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    Hadoken
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    This was a stunning look into the issues of current life in Chicago, reflective of other urban areas around the United States. This is an interpretation of a classic play, portrayed in contemporary style and candor. Not my personal favourite of Spike Lee's films ("joints"), but worthwhile to view.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Intriguing

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    DeeDee
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    I actually didn't get to finish watching the movie; life happened. I watched about an hour of it and I found it intriguing. Seems to be riding on Beyoncé's anthem; "Who runs the world.....GIRLS". I'm glad that I didn't go to the movies to watch it though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unique

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    Iggymyboy
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    Spike Lee has made a very interesting film. The message is very important, and the storytelling approach is challenging. It takes a few scenes to settle in to the acting and dialog style, but there are some very rewarding performances in this cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Urgent Film

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    muphd
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    Spike Lee's modern satire hits home and is more urgent than ever. Taking on Gun violence in Chicago and exploring everything from Black on Black Violence to Police Shootings, the film is intense, emotional and at times funny but never uncaring.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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