When CLOCKERS came out in 1995, I missed it entirely and never got around to renting it later on, but just saw it now in 2018. Spike Lee is a hit-or-miss with me as far as his films go. He tries too hard sometimes to make a long lesson out of a film and keep it exciting at the same time. At 129 minutes, Clockers is a tough film to rate, because it is an important film in spite of it being a little too long and a little too confused in the plot department. The acting is uneven and the story can become confusing at times, but that does not make it any less a classic. Best if watched either straight through when you have time, or divided in tow equal parts due to length.