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Movie Review: 'Get on the Bus'

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Get on the Bus

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
120 minutes
performer:
Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Ossie Davis, Deaundre Bonds, Charles S. Dutton, Hill Harper, Bernie Mac, Wendell Pierce, Isaiah Washington
director:
Spike Lee
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Director and material come together with perfect ease in Spike Lee’s stirring drama about 15 men from L.A. who board a bus for last year’s Million Man March. Wise elder, young film student, former gang member-turned-Muslim, biracial cop, gay ex-lovers — these metaphorical men may be too good to be true, but unexpected goodness is exactly Lee’s point. B+