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Summer of Sam Review

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

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

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

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Spike Lee noisily attempts to place the hunt for real-life serial killer David Berkowitz at the center of a hotheaded sociological fantasy linking disco glitz, punk rebellion, ethnic insularity, sexual craving, and sizzling heat into one rattling chain of urban hysteria.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It is a dark, violent, sexually explicit motion picture that will surely offend timid viewers.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Lee has a wealth of material here, and the film tumbles through it with exuberance.

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