From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero.
It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award ® winning Get Out.
Critics Reviews for Blackkklansman
- “Stallworth recognizes that "white voice” is a seductive fiction, like many of the customs of association cherished within the K.K.K." – Doreen St. Felix, New Yorker
- “For all its revelations of racist rot at the core of American society, Lee also offers a clear, specific, and wondrous, if wary, view of change that's possible because, at one time and to some extent, it actually happened.” – Richard Brody, New Yorker
- “Lee shifts from silly spoof to dramatic chill in a heartbeat. As an entertainment that milks its audience's outrage against racism, BlacKkKlansman works exceedingly well.” – Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail
- “BlacKkKlansman captures the absurd aspects of this story, while still drawing parallels that make the movie feel urgent and dishearteningly relevant. For that reason, it's among Lee's best films in some time.” – Brian Lowry, CNN.com