John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Alec Baldwin, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Robert John Burke, Brian Tarantina, Arthur J. Nascarella, Ken Garito, Frederick Weller
|Screenplay||Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, from the book by Ron Stallworth|
|Editing||Barry Alexander Brown|
|Sound formats||Dolby Atmos|
|Produced by||40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, Blumhouse Productions, Legendary Entertainment, Monkeypaw Productions, Perfect World Pictures, QC Entertainment|
|Genre||Biographical crime comedy.|
|Language||The film contains frequent strong impact language, including swearing and insults, as well as demeaning, prejudicial and blasphemous language.|
|Violence||Strong impact violence occurs infrequently, including realistic footage of violent protests and descriptions of torture.|
|Prejudice||Frequent moderate impact prejudice based on race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.|
|Blasphemy||Fairly frequent moderate impact blasphemy, with religion being used to justify prejudice.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The biographical crime comedy BlacKkKlansman explores themes of racism, black liberation, teamwork, love, undercover police work, religion, power, race relations and segregation, presented in a historical, educational context involving prejudice. These themes are complex and mature, with themes off racism, bigotry and hatred based on race and religion being potentially confusing, upsetting or distressing to children under 16 years, particularly give the sense of threat and menace in which it is presented. However, the material contains educational messages against prejudice and segregation by black and Jewish lobby groups, and messages of tolerance within the police department towards the end of the film, which have a mitigating impact.|
Themes and displays of prejudice, bigotry and racism contains elements which can be seen to advocate hatred and incitement to cause harm and depicts acts which constitute incitement, encouragement and promotion of harmful behaviour. The material is however exempted from a “Refused Classification” based on dramatic and artistic value according to the proviso in Chapter 4 Section 18 (3)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii) of the Films and Publications Act.
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.|
|R: Restricted||Rated R for language throughout, including racial epithets, and for disturbing/violent material and some sexual references|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Masego Panyane Lee in top form in hilarious look at KKK.
Alex Isaacs The best thing about this film is that it is uncompromising in the delivery of its message: America is racist. On every level. Throughout history and especially today.
Tomatometer BlacKkKlansman uses history to offer bitingly trenchant commentary on current events -- and brings out some of Spike Lee’s hardest-hitting work in decades along the way.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Michael Ordona Lots of language in Lee’s fact-based dark comedy.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 78%