Summer of Sam

Summer of Sam

Poster for Summer of Sam

Spike Lee's take on the Son of Sam murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centres on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood, living in fear and suspicion of one another. Stars John Leguizamo (Critical Thinking), Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino and Jennifer Esposito.

1999142 minsUSATouchstone Pictures
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Summer of Sam | Reviews

51%102 reviews

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Variety

Variety

This is the closest Lee has yet come to Scorsese territory!

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A colourful, wacked-out film. It's a movie nostalgic for a bad time.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Lee's best films thrum with a wound-up energy, and Summer of Sam vibrates with fear, guilt and lust.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An enormously energetic, flavourful film.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

In Summer of Sam, Spike Lee isn't interested in truth - or coherence, for that matter.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

The disappointment with Summer of Sam is not that it's exploitative; it's just difficult to figure out what it's supposed to be about.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

A terrific movie: jolting, savage, horrifically funny, nightmarishly exciting but also brainy and compassionate.

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Salon

Salon

I felt like I wasn't watching it, I was in it.

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Summer of Sam | Release Details

Summer of Sam is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV and Disney+.