Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In stock but may require an extra 1-2 days to process.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Crooklyn has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by MovieMars
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Sealed item. Like NEW. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.69
Gift Card.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$12.33
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: MEGA Media
Add to Cart
$12.75
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: 5_star_sales
Add to Cart
$13.88
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: faes_media
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Crooklyn

4.6 out of 5 stars 416 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Feb 23, 1999)
"Please retry"
DVD Video
1
$9.51
$7.41 $7.18
DVD
"Please retry"
1
$9.30 $11.34
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$9.51 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In stock but may require an extra 1-2 days to process. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Crooklyn
  • +
  • The Players Club
Total price: $14.51
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Make yourself at home with the Carmichael family as they experience one very special summer in their Brooklyn neighborhood that they've affectionately nicknamed "Crooklyn". Renowned director Spike Lee fashions a bold, flavorful picture of family life that People Magazine calls his "most affectionate work."Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard stars as Carolyn, a loving, but fiercely independent mother who along with her musician husband (Delroy Lindo) struggles to raise her family in difficult but often wonderful circumstances.Complemented by an energizing, vintage R&B soundtrack, this tender, colorful film is a fitting tribute to an American family.

Amazon.com

Spike Lee's semiautobiographical, 1994 film about the good and bad times for a Brooklyn family in the '70s has passion and nostalgic good feeling, but it is also a mess of random reflections and arbitrary storytelling. The centerpiece of the movie is a little girl (Zelda Harris) who views the ups and downs of her parents' experiences (mom and dad are played by Delroy Lindo and Alfre Woodard), and who navigates the life of her neighborhood. Lee tosses in a lot of '70s detail (watching The Partridge Family) and other diversions (Harris's journey through suburbia), but he has no master sensibility controlling the flow of it all. The film is more wearying than anything, although bright spots include Lindo's fine performance as a talented man suffering from irrelevance. --Tom Keogh

Special Features

  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Filmmakers

  • Product Details

    • Actors: Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee, David Patrick Kelly, Zelda Harris
    • Directors: Spike Lee
    • Writers: Spike Lee, Joie Susannah Lee, Cinque Lee
    • Producers: Spike Lee
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
    • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
    • Subtitles: English, Spanish
    • Dubbed: French
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated:
      PG-13
      Parents Strongly Cautioned
    • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    • DVD Release Date: February 23, 1999
    • Run Time: 114 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (416 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: 0783230524
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,076 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
    • Learn more about "Crooklyn" on IMDb

    Customer Reviews

    Top Customer Reviews

    By Peanut on October 27, 2004
    Format: DVD
    I saw this movie for the first time 10 years ago with my family and fell in love with it. I was however like 9 so I decided to watch it again to see if I still liked it and I must say that this is one of the best movies I have ever seen. It reminds me so much of my own personal life it was scary. All these people who didnt like the movie are too focused on the unimportant facts of a movie and not looking at the movie itself. It has alot of truths in it and I think it is well worth th time and money to explore it and figure out where it parallels your life.
    Comment 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    Report abuse
    Format: DVD
    Being a huge Spike Lee fan, it means much when I say that "Crooklyn" ranks very high, just beneath "Do The Right Thing" and "Malcolm X". Naturally, this coming-of-age family comedy set in Brooklyn during the 70's obviously has a strong autobiographical slant to it (the screenplay was written by Spike and two of his siblings, the story itself was credited solely to his sister, Joie), but if you've read Spike's out-of-print diary of the making of his first film "She's Gotta Have It", then you get an even stronger idea of how personal this film is to Spike; the Clinton character is obviously molded after him. The acting, cinematography, cultural references, music and acting are all superior. Most creative was the debut of Spike's "slimmed-in" cinematography during the Virginia sequence, which would soon become a Spike Lee trademark. Fans of Delroy Lindo who haven't seen this film will be surprised with his gentle & sensitive performance.
    I'll tell you why this film has such a profound impact on me. I, like many others, have seen hundreds of films set in different times, places, etc. But very few films have been able to transport me back to another time & place as effectively as "Crooklyn". For the duration of the film, I really feel as if I'm enjoying an intimate portrait of a working-class black family in Brooklyn during the 1970's, it's like I'm right there. The irony is, I'm a middle-class white boy from Chicago who was born in 1974. This film is a grand artistic & personal triumph for Spike Lee.
    Comment 30 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    Report abuse
    Format: DVD
    "Crooklyn" is a nostalgic story of the ups and downs of an African-American family living in 1970's Brooklyn . It is probably the second best movie that director, Spike Lee has ever made. Lee's best was the classic 80's flick "Do the Right Thing".But while "Do the Right Thing" was about ethnic tensions, racism and strife, "Crooklyn" is a film about love.In the movie we meet the Carmichael family. They yell, scream, call each names, even get into physical fights.But it is very evident, that love is very strong among this large brood.Dad (well played by Delroy Lindo) is a musician who is trying to create some honest music thats important to him. Mom (fabulously played by Alfre Woodard) is pulling her hair out, trying to keep this inner city family's finances above water, while trying to stop the kids from killing each other.But the film really centers on 9 year old Troy (Zelda Harris) who shows us the ins and outs of her family life and the close Brooklyn neighborhood that she is growing up in. Juvenile actress, Zelda Harris gives us an amazing starring performance that is totally believable. The movie is pretty much autobiographical (Lee wrote it with his sister Joie)and it richly lays on the 1970s nostalgia with cultural references among other things to "Soul Train", the "Patridge Family", Walt Fraiser, and baseball stategamatic.The film also has a wonderful soundtrack which is packed with '70s R&B and pop music from groups like the Jackson 5, the Spinners, Curtis Mayfield, the Staple Singers and Sly and the Family Stone.In fact, my favorite part of this movie is the opening credit sequence, where you hear Marc Dorsey's "People Make the World Go Round", while the film shows us the neighborhood's children playing various sidewalk, kids games.Between Soccer practice and video games, do kids even do this anymore? I just love this movie and I highly recommend it!
    Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    Report abuse
    Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
    Spike Lee's films are all masterpieces, but this one is a personal favorite of mine. It captures a rich and deeply layered story of one family in a moment in time in a specific place, Brooklyn. The characters (and the actors that portray them) are spectacular and brilliant and the moment of epiphany will have you in tears. A must see in the Lee in canon.
    Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    Report abuse
    Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
    Growing up in the '70's in Oakland, CA , this was my childhood. The music, the neighbors, children playing on the block together all day and working out their own social dilemmas and hierarchy. Fighting with my sisters over the ONE television in the house. Our mother losing her mind in the middle of the night because we did not completely clean the kitchen. Zelda Harris who plays Troy is a wonder. What a remarkable young girl to take on such a role. I loved her from the start and I love this movie.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    Report abuse
    By Barbie Doll on November 29, 2015
    Format: DVD Verified Purchase
    What a wonderful family movie! Alfre Woodward is one of my favorite actresses. If you also purchase this DVD, please don't think it's defective when the family takes Troy down south for a stay and the whole time she's there staying with relatives. The screen will be stretched vertically, but it's supposed to be that way during Troy's stay in the south. Troy is the only girl in her family and has four brothers. They live in an apartment building in Brooklyn. It's a coming of age story mainly about Troy and she is forced to grow-up much faster than normally.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
    Thank you for your feedback.
    Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
    Report abuse

    Forums

    Set up an Amazon Giveaway

    Crooklyn
    Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
    This item: Crooklyn


    What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

    Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video