Bamboozled

Introduction

Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the resulting violent fallout from the show's success. It features an ensemble cast including Damon Wayans, Jada Pinkett Smith, Savion Glover, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport and Mos Def.

The film was given a limited release by New Line Cinema during the fall of 2000, and was released on DVD the following year. Critical reception was mixed, and the film was a box office bomb.


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