You've been took. In Bamboozled, ManRay, a tap dancer, tap dances on top of a table in front of a white TV network executive to get a job on TV. Bamboozled movie reviews & Metacritic score: An Ivy-League educated writer (Wayans) joins a comedy show at a major network. Cast: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Paul Mooney, Sarah Jones Director: Spike Lee Writer: Spike Lee Director Of Photography: Ellen Kuras Rating: R Running Time: 136 min. To Malcolm, the bamboozlers were white people in general, but in Lee's films they're the television executives, black and white, who bamboozle themselves in the … Bamboozled movie reviews & Metacritic score: An Ivy-League educated writer (Wayans) joins a comedy show at a major network. Provocative Spike Lee movie for older teens. Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the resulting violent fallout from the show's success. So said Malcolm X, as quoted by Spike Lee in the production notes to "Bamboozled," his perplexing new film. Bamboozled follows the black TV executive Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans) as he develops a blackface minstrel show that he thinks will expose the racist attitudes of the media but only winds up feeding into and inflaming that racism. Happy End Movie Review. I first saw Bamboozled as a 15-year-old, in April 2001, at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, south-west London, and it threw me for a loop. Pierre Delacroix is a hip, young, Harvard-educated writer who is the sole person of color working for an upstart network with floundering ratings. Read Common Sense Media's Bamboozled review, age rating, and parents guide. By Jeremiah Kipp. You've been bamboozled. But the final act is ugly and unconvincing.

Its most obvious target is the predominantly white-run television industry.

The very messiness of ''Bamboozled'' lends it an immediacy and heat that a more polished movie couldn't have generated. Synopsis: TV producer Pierre Delacroix becomes frustrated when network brass reject his sitcom idea. You've been had. Bamboozled Review. It features an ensemble cast including Damon Wayans, Jada Pinkett Smith, Savion Glover, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport and Mos Def. The very messiness of ''Bamboozled'' lends it an immediacy and heat that a more polished movie couldn't have generated.
The show includes an all black cast, but is written by mostly white people. Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 Bamboozled is both outrageous and outraged, with some bitter laughs strewn throughout. You've been hoodwinked. Provocative Spike Lee movie for older teens. The show includes an all black cast, but is written by mostly white people. Its most obvious target is the predominantly white-run television industry.