5.0/10
1,333
18 user 62 critic

Red Hook Summer (2012)

R | | Drama | 17 May 2013 (Brazil)
Trailer
2:17 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bamboozled (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Stephen Tyrone Williams, Zaraah Abrahams, Rami Malek
She Hate Me (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher
School Daze (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell-Martin
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Director Spike Lee's passionate adaptation of the thrilling Broadway musical about a young bohemian who experiences sex, drugs and rock and roll on his journey to selfhood.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: De'Adre Aziza, Daniel Breaker, Eisa Davis
Chi-Raq (2015)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso
Crooklyn (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Spike Lee's vibrant semi-autobiographical portrait of a school teacher, her stubborn jazz musician husband and their five kids living in Brooklyn in 1973.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, David Patrick Kelly
Jungle Fever (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Friends and family of a married black architect react in different ways to his affair with an Italian secretary.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Spike Lee
Girl 6 (1996)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

This Spike Lee film examines the life of an aspiring actress in New York. She is upset by the treatment of women in the movie industry during one of her screen tests with 'QT'. Out of work ... See full summary »

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Theresa Randle, Isaiah Washington, Spike Lee
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam makes questionable decisions in his professional and romantic lives.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Limary Agosto ...
Sumayya Ali ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Charles Anthony Bryant ...
...
...
Courtney D. Carey ...
Jim Davis ...
...
Shani Foster ...
Edit

Storyline

A middle-class boy from Atlanta finds his worldview changed as he spends the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in the housing projects of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief violence, language and a disturbing situation | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 May 2013 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Verão em Red Hook  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$40,070 (USA) (12 August 2012)

Gross:

$338,803 (USA) (18 November 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the sixth film in Spike Lee's series "Brooklyn Chronicles". See more »

Connections

References She's Gotta Have It (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Spike Lee, what's happened to you?
26 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

A middle-class boy from Atlanta is forced to spend the summer with his deeply religious grandfather in a poor housing project in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Spike Lee wrote and directed this boring tale. This rambling tale gets very tiresome. Did Spike Lee turn anti-religion? The story turns even uglier with a twist that comes out of nowhere. I'm uncertain about what is happening to Spike Lee. After great successes in the 90s and the 2000s, is he on the road to big time experimentation? What is going on? I don't get it. This movie is a mess. Maybe it's some kind of personal project. But even then, I'd expect more skills than he's showing here.


7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page