Christopher Knowings has kept a low profile over the years. View All Critic Reviews Tony Two Eyes served as the neighborhood punching bag, and eventually viewers began to feel bad for him. Crooklyn, a gentle and touching tale of growing up in a melting-pot neighborhood of Brooklyn in the Partridge Family era, shows a different, more sentimental side of that cinematic firebrand, Spike Lee. The New York Times. Christopher Wynkoop as TV Evangelist. Crooklyn Theatrical release poster. After Woody explains that Carolyn would want them all together at church, Troy agrees to go.

Tony is still yelling when Vic comes downstairs. A sub-par vision of Brooklyn with some bright spots Nov 29, Rating: Don’t have an account? Spike creates a mood and recreates scenerios synonymous with urban childhood in the 70’s and early 80’s. Jeremi Duru are glue sniffers. Lee is a great self-promoter.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dan Grimaldi as Con Ed Man. For me Crooklyn is personal and nostalgic. Based somewhat on Spike Lee’s own life; it is a fantastic look at a tough but struggling family. Carolyn’s spirit praises Troy for taking on such responsibilities. In Crooklyn he gives us a great mix of comedy and family drama, although more drama then comedy. Vic then punches Tony in the face.

The ‘kinder gentler’ side of Spike Lee. Clinton turns his back on Carolyn and she grabs him for disobeying.

A distinctive characteristic of Crooklyn is its soundtrackcomposed completely of music from the s, except the hit single “Crooklyn” by the Crooklyn Dodgersa rap crew composed of BuckshotMasta Aceand Special Ed. I Am the Night.


Jun 24, Full Review…. You eat like a pig and chew like a cow! Troy, who has sneaked out to the corner store, sees Vic getting arrested as she leaves the store. Feb 13, Full Review….

Post Share on Facebook. Filmography Awards and nominations. On Troy’s tenth birthday, she gets a letter from Carolyn. A real high-point for his career and a great example of his range as a film maker.

I always call my cousins after watching it. Frances Foster as Aunt Song.

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Following her mother’s wishes to protect her younger brother, Troy goes outside with a baseball bat and hits Snuffy, telling him to go sniff glue on his own block. Troy has fun with Viola despite a dislike of her snobby Aunt Song and her dog, Queenie.

By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Policiesand to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. Even the way it is filmed is bland and uninteresting. Since then, she virtually disappeared from the spotlight. Bruce Hawkins as Funeral Mourner. Mildred Clinton as Mrs. Woody then grabs her and carries her out of the room.

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As they are leaving, a worker from Con Ed comes by to shut off the electricity due to an unpaid bill. It’s basically a failed attempt at making a powerful film.


Knight and was subsequently fired from the show. Alfre Woodard and Delroy Lindo give great performances as the parents of 4 sons and a daughter. After all his press releases and all his interviews, we are given films that are sketchy, unfelt and distancing — incidents in Lee’s career, the only drama that really interests him. Carlton Williams as Clinton. Later that evening, Woody tells the kids that their mother has cancer and must stay in the hospital.

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Nate One of four Carmichael sons. Zelda Harris as Troy. In his most desperate moment, Lee shoots a long sequence through a distorted lens. One day, the Carmichael children get into a dispute with Tony who alleges that they are always throwing trash into his area.

Unfortunately, Isaiah allegedly made homophobic remarks towards his colleague T. Johnette Cook as Supermarket Customer. Tiasha Reyes as Minnie. While Lee fails to impose sufficient structure on his material, expertly drawn performances help vividly to evoke the family and street life of an era untroubled by crack or drive-by shootings.

Isaiah Washington as Vic. The key problem is that the cgooklyn is simply a ragged series of anecdotal sketches. Kendell Freeman as Ronald.