By Matt Zoller Seitz
Both halves of Spike Lee's controversial two-part documentary When the Levees Broke (tonight and Tuesday, 9 p.m.) open with montages so intense that no words can do them justice. Their power and beauty emphasize the movie's subtitle, A Requiem in Four Acts. That emphasis is so unmistakable that anyone who blasts When the Levees Broke as too inflammatory or not thorough enough is refusing to see and hear what's in front of them. Such complaints seek to discredit the movie for being something it's not instead of recognizing what it is: one of Lee's greatest and most deeply personal works.
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