Film review: ‘Chi-Raq’ ★★★★

From the early era of School Daze, Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X onwards, fans of Spike Lee joints have come to expect a certain well-articulated intelligence and socio-political engagement to the Atlanta-born director’s bold and unflinching brand of cinema. The last decade or so has seen a number of near misses, but with Chi-Raq, Lee once again lands resounding punches left, right and centre, deftly swinging a wrecking ball at the societal ills of contemporary America to devastating effect.

Chi-Raq is released across the UK on Friday 2nd December – read the full CineVue review here.