Spike Lee juggles warring impulses in satire ‘Chi-Raq’ (Our grade: C+)

Angela Bassett in "Chi-Raq." (Amazon Studios)

Angela Bassett in “Chi-Raq.” (Amazon Studios)

Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune

Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” is destined to make almost everybody angry — not for what it says about Chicago’s homicide statistics, especially among young African-Americans, but for how it says it.

Director and co-writer Lee took on an existing script by Kevin Willmott, and together they relocated this brash update on the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” to modern-day Chicago.

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