She's Gotta Have It

She's Gotta Have It

She's Gotta Have It

A woman with three lovers - all wanting to commit to her - doesn't want to be locked down with any of them in this classic '80s rom-com that put filmmaker Spike Lee on the map.

1986Rating: RP1684 minsUSA
ComedyRomanceClassic

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She's Gotta Have It / Reviews

Variety

Variety

This worthy but flawed attempt to examine an independent young woman of the 1980s was lensed, in Super 16mm, in 15 days but doesn’t appear jerrybuilt.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Bursts with the energy and technical command that have quickly established Lee as a major force in American cinema.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mr. Lee has said he worries about how black audiences will receive the film, which opens today at the Cinema Studio 1. He need not limit his concern to one audience; his characters will interest everyone.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

She's Gotta Have It is a calling-card film in the best sense of the term, in that it doesn't just show what Lee can do, but what anyone can do.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Spike Lee takes the minimalist blackout style of fellow NYU film school grad Jim Jarmusch's Stranger Than Paradise and jazzes it into the funniest comedy of summer '86.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It is a joyfully idiosyncratic little jazz-burst of a film, full of sensuous melody, witty chops and hot licks.

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