Lists: Drama

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

Overall Ranking: 902 (Rank from 2015: # 34)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Minnesota Man80 - A timely tale of war, violence, and peace.
(full review)
Sean Kelly80(full review)
Bryan Lienesch66 - 'Chi-Raq' is frustrating because it had so much potential to be a wildly important film, but far too often becomes overly artsy, gimmicky, and, at times, just downright goofy satire.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 5
Scary: 5
Rewatch: 3
Dan O'Neill55(full review)

People Involved

  • Nick Cannon (Chi-Raq)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (Dolmedes)
  • John Cusack (Fr. Mike Corridan)
  • Jennifer Hudson (Irene)
  • Teyonah Parris (Lysistrata)
  • Anya Engel-Adams (Rasheeda)
  • Wesley Snipes (Cyclops)
  • Angela Bassett (Miss Helen)
  • Michelle Mitchenor (Indigo)
  • Ebony Joy (Marcy)
  • Felicia Pearson (Dania)
  • La La Anthony (Hecuba)
  • Val Warner (Electra Johnson)
  • David Patrick Kelly (Major King Kong)
  • Sarunas J. Jackson (Big Mike)
  • Corey Hendrix (Jah)
  • Harry Lennix (Commissioner Blades)
  • D. B. Sweeney (Mayor McCloud)
  • Steve Harris (Ole Duke)
  • William Gines (Armonty)
  • Quincy Griffin (Cairo)
  • Chantley Lorraine Ward (Candy)
  • M.J. Carey (Sergeant Toney)
  • Samuel Robinson (Private Alto)
  • Anthony Fitzpatrick (Chief Riptide)
  • Jackie Taylor (Olympia)
  • Gina Breedlove (Althea)
  • Anthony Chisholm (Mr. Doctor Aesop)
  • Darren Jones (Pindar)
  • George Willborn (Tereus)
  • Thomas Jefferson Byrd (Apollo)
  • Lamar Greer (Ajani)
  • Wade Forrest Wilson (Oedipus)
  • Erica Watson (Sugar Pie)
  • Latisha Hyman (Big Thelma)
  • Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (Bacchos)
  • Victor Mensah (T-Money)
  • Natasha Forouzannia (Michelle)
  • Duane Sharp (Joe the Supervisor)
  • Sammy Joe Temple (Pretty Pink)
  • Emily Boakye Agyemang (Fifi)
  • Lena Owens (Divine)
  • Eric Wilkins (Spinna)
  • TKeyah Crystal Keymáh (Lorde)
  • Erin Allen Kane (Tee-Tee)
  • Yaneisha Franklin (Kenya)
  • Tiffany Laos (Lucy)
  • Dusan Sanford (Blue Monday)
  • Al Palagonia (Private Wilbur)
  • Willie Middleton (Tiny Tony)
  • Dave Chappelle ()
  • Ilfenesh Hadera (Chifon)
  • Rinska Carrasco (Dancer)
  • Patricia Urbonas Clark (Secretary to Mayor McCloud)
  • Michelle Shelton Huff (Channel 7 News Reporter)
  • John Westford Jr. (J Dog Englewood)
  • Eric Ian (Grey)
  • Alex Zelenka (Chicago Cop)
  • Sherod Ogletree (Drug Dealer)
  • Darren Jones (Pindar)
  • Brandon Bowens (Police Officer)
  • Muhammad Sanders (Cafe Waiter)
  • Curtis Gordon (Chicago Cop)
  • Epic Scon (National Guard Singer / Dancer)
  • Michael Czerniawski (Police officer)
  • Jay Washington (Besomighty)
  • Jermaine Mctizic (National Guard Captain / Family Member)
  • Lauren Candela (Scab)
  • Aj Brander (Chicago police officer)
  • Kevin Tillett (National Guardsman)
  • Matthew Salter (Riot Police Officer / Bartender (uncredited))
  • Hans Dieter Wolff (Police riot squad (uncredited))
  • Spike Lee (Director)