Film.com gives Spike Lee's Passing Strange film a solid A, calling it "a beautiful effort".
"Going to see this will be like heading to Broadway for a night. Spike Lee, to his credit, realized the beauty of the musical was right there on stage, no further tinkering needed. Spike used 14 cameras at once to capture a musical like it's never been done before."If it's really this good, perhaps we can hope not only for greater success for the Passing Strange film, but also for a new appreciation for filmed musicals. Broadway prices are outrageous, and it would be so great if those who can't afford it or can't get to New York were given the chance to enjoy more fierce Broadway entertainment.