`Killer' is worth the 30-year wait

Remarkable story of family life in the ghetto is the story of families everywhere

Review A+

May 11, 2007|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

Killer of Sheep is a miracle movie because it's receiving its first theatrical release 30 years after it was made and because, as a movie, it's miraculous.

What makes Charles Burnett's vibrant depiction of life in L.A.'s Watts ghetto so universal is that it carries the emotional translucence of childhood into a raw adulthood.

Killer of Sheep (Milestone) Starring Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett. Directed by Charles Burnett. Unrated. Time 80 minutes.

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