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4 Little Girls Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    89

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    This subject demands consummate screen treatment and now has absolutely gotten it from director/producer Spike Lee. [10 Jul 1997, Pg.02.D]

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There is mostly sadness and regret at the surface in 4 Little Girls, but there is anger in the depths, as there should be.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Director Spike Lee has made some of the most hard-edged and unsettling American films on racism and its effects. Yet none has been as moving as this. [24 Oct 1997, Pg.F2]

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    Surprisingly, given Lee's penchant for experimentation, there's nothing remotely innovative about this sober, often intensely moving exploration of a community's lingering grief and outrage -- just the usual talking heads, stock footage, montages of stills, and such.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It is Lee's job as a film maker to imbue these images with life, and that's a task he easily accomplishes.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Lee takes a conventional, talking-heads-and-archival-clips approach to the material, but rewardingly establishes an intimate connection with his subjects by devoting considerable time to the personalities and families of the four victims.

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