By Cheo Tyehimba
Updated October 13, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Bamboozled

type
  • Movie

The music to Spike Lee’s latest cinematic spoof Bamboozled is no joke. Call it a musical Talented Tenth: Stevie Wonder, Prince, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone, Chuck D, the Roots, Goodie Mob, etc. Lots of impressive tracks but the effort needs a tighter thematic thread. Cuts like the in-your-face ”Burned Hollywood Burned” hark back to the mid-’80s political rap scene while soulful, jazzy send-ups like Badu’s ”Hollywood” speak to today’s groove theories. B+

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Bamboozled

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 135 minutes
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