Saw it last night.
Spike Lee's masterpiece. I cannot believe this wasn't up for an award- not that my praise isn't the ultimate reward. Perfectly paced, tastily shot, killer sound (I listened on headphones), great dialogue (for the most part), and Denzel actually played a part where he didn't seem to be ACTING ("king Kong ain't got SHIT on me makin' first detective" <is shot 3,500 times>). First time in a long while for him. The only clunkers for me were: Jodie Foster. The character was great (as were her legs), and she did manage (ala Denzel) not to seem like The Jodie Foster, but her way into the character seemed incongruous with her (the character's) nature. Also, the deneumont sorta wandered, but it pulled together nicely in the final frames...which, as the man Mamet say, is what gets a moviemaker a house in Bel Aire.
Haven't seen it? Yes, have some!