CAST: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes DIRECTOR: Spike Lee
Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
This sprawling, blistering state-of-the-reunion-address is Spike Lee's most vital movie in years.Justin Chang, Variety
In "Chi-raq," Lee mixes fierce agitprop with lyrical musical numbers and Greek-inspired sex farce in hip hop verse. It's a mad combination that fittingly addresses a world of madness.Kevin B. Lee, TheWrap