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Esther Iverem - Style section, "Energetic, poignant and funny."

Desson Howe - Weekend section, "Itís a simple, appealing premise and filmmaker Spike Lee uses it to full comic advantage."


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'Get On the Bus'

Scene from this movie Spike Lee's film is about a group of black men traveling from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., for last year's Million Man March. As in the real-life march one year ago today, this convergence of diverse black manhood is what is compelling about the film. The bus serves as Lee's metaphor for black America. On it, the issues of unemployment, single-parent families and a crippling nihilism among youth travel along with the men. -- Esther Iverem
Rated R
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Andre Braugher; DeAundre Bonds; Isaiah Washington; Hill Harper; Steve White; Ossie Davis; Charles S. Dutton; Thomas Jefferson Byrd; Richard Belzar; Gabriel Casseus; Albert Hall; Harry Lennix; Bernie Mac; Roger Guenveur Smith
Running Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
Filmography: Spike Lee