The girlfriend (Teyonah Parris) of a Chicago gang leader (Nick Cannon) persuades other frustrated women to abstain from sex until their men agree to end the senseless cycle of violence.
A sprawling, blistering state-of-the-union address that presents Chicagos South Side as a cesspool of black-on-black violence, gang warfare, gun worship and macho misogyny. Full review
There isn’t a moment that Chi-Raq isn’t alive. This is a deeply serious, biting picture that also has joy in its heart. Full review
Urgent, surreal, furious, funny and wildly messy, the movie sounds like an invitation to defeat, but it’s an improbable squeaker triumph that finds Mr. Lee doing some of his best work in years. Full review
Bitches, it’s always a good month in America for an antigun movie. The newest, Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, might be the best ever. It’s sexy, brash, and potent — a powerful weapon in its own right. Full review