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The Great White Hype (1996)

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60

Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2

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35

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Average Rating: 2.7/5
User Ratings: 7,758

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Movie Info

Boxing is more than just a sport -- it's also a business and a con game in this satirical comedy. Rev. Fred Sultan (Samuel L. Jackson) is a shrewd boxing promoter and manager whose meal ticket is heavyweight champion James "The Grim Reaper" Roper (Damon Wayans), a fighter whose skill and confidence significantly outstrips his intelligence. While the top-ranked contender for Roper's title is Marvin Shabazz (Michael Jace), Sultan isn't too keen on the idea of Shabazz fighting Roper -- it seems

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Drama, Comedy

Ron Shelton, Tony Hendra

Jun 1, 2004

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (11) | DVD (1)

As satire, Hype dares to play the race card but folds too soon.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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The joke is often funny and the actors all look like they're having fun, but it's still a one-joke movie that falls short of its potential

September 10, 2005
Zap2it.com

A knockout comedy...Peter Berg is a trip!

March 11, 2005
Moviehole

Breezy, biting fun.

January 8, 2005 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
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Audience Reviews for The Great White Hype

Very funny, you don't have to be a boxing fan to enjoy!
September 25, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

First off DAMN Salli Richardson looked good. Kind of reminded me of a young Pam Grier. Typical comedy sports movie. Heavy in the racial tones making that about so much. Funny the amount of stars in this thing. I don't get how they ended it like they did when it felt more like the middle of a movie. Complete crap ending. I guess maybe it was interesting in its day but I was failed to be impressed.
March 16, 2010
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