Clockers Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Clockers the Movie

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Strike (Phifer), leader of a group of bottom-feeding drug dealers ("clockers"), engages in a power struggle with his boss (Lindo), his do-the-right-thing brother Victor (Washington), and his own conscience. He's also suspected of murder by relentless narcotics cop Rocco Klein (Keitel). Supported by an excellent cast, first-timer Phifer surprises with a fierce and powerful performance. Lindo, in particular, stands out as the paternally evil Rodney. Aggressively edited, with Turturro's performance mostly lost on the cutting room floor. Critically lauded cinematography is marred by the occasional boom shot. Poignant and compelling street drama is based on the Richard Price novel. Lee took over after Scorsese and De Niro dropped out to make "Casino."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 128 minutes.

Cast and Crew

New York, New York, Cops, Drug Use & Abuse, Books to Film: Richard Price, Hard Knock Life, African America, New Black Cinema
Richard Price, Spike Lee
Mekhi Phifer, Harvey Keitel, Delroy Lindo, Isaiah Washington, John Turturro, Keith David
Malik Hassan Sayeed
Spike Lee
Terence Blanchard
Spike Lee, Jon Kilik, Martin Scorsese, Monty Ross, Rosalie Swedlin, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, Universal Pictures

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