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Juwanna Mann (2002)

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10

Average Rating: 3.2/10
Reviews Counted: 83
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 75

With its tired premise, Juwanna Mann's jokes fall flat.

7

Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 26

With its tired premise, Juwanna Mann's jokes fall flat.

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Average Rating: 2.6/5
User Ratings: 8,256

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Movie Info

It's Big Momma's House on the three-point line in this broad farce, which marks the leading man/woman debut of longtime character actor Miguel A. Nunez. Nunez stars as Jamal Jefferies, a hotheaded pro basketball player whose on-court antics and quick temper get him booted from the league altogether. Faster than you can say Dennis Rodman, Jamal has transformed himself into the busty Juwanna Mann in order to be a forward for a high-intensity team in the WUBA league, the Charlotte Banshees. Behind

PG-13,

Comedy

Bradley Allenstein

Nov 19, 2002

$13.4M

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The idea of transposing the story to the macho, greedy world of big-time sports is promising, but director Jesse Vaughan delivers only flat dialogue and predictable situations.

February 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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The movie is sloppily edited, the gags limply staged, the dialogue and jokes stiff and stale. Even the action on the basketball court is unimaginative and boring.

February 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Associated Press
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An unpersuasive moral journey, with a smattering of laughs, that fails to justify the insulting premise that only a man can help the ladies win at both basketball and love.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Vaughan brings such disregard to the film that its pedestrian on-court action might as well have been shot from the bleacher seats.

November 18, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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A Tootsie-role sports farce that's a drag in every which way.

July 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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Simplistic, silly and tedious.

June 25, 2002 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Cross-dressing sports comedy has lockerroom humor.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

As limp as it is lazy.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Bogus and wickedly unoriginal.

January 15, 2004
Radio Free Entertainment

...about as exciting to watch as two last-place basketball teams playing one another on the final day of the season.

November 26, 2002
Movie Metropolis

Some like it lukewarm in this tale.

November 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]
Guardian [UK]

It's hard to know what to make of a film such as this, with its implicit message that it takes men to empower women in sports.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

The referee should have cried 'foul' on this long before it hit the screens.

October 6, 2002 Full Review Source: FilmFour.com
FilmFour.com

'Wouldn't it be nice if all guys got a taste of what it's like on the other side of the bra?'

October 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

This mess of a movie is nothing short of a travesty of a transvestite comedy.

September 23, 2002 Full Review Source: BBC

What a stiflingly unfunny and unoriginal mess this is!

September 18, 2002 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

It's such a mechanical endeavor [that] it never bothers to question why somebody might devote time to see it.

August 22, 2002 Full Review

We have given a name to our pain, and that name is Juwanna Mann.

July 23, 2002 Full Review Source: HoleCity.com
HoleCity.com

I can't imagine anyone taking anything positive away from Juwanna Mann, other than the conviction that it's not a very good movie.

July 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Journal News (Westchester, NY)

Obnoxious Tootsie rip-off.

July 11, 2002 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
eye WEEKLY

This movie is about a man in drag, but it's far from being a drag itself.

July 9, 2002 Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review
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Audience Reviews for Juwanna Mann

This movie was funny, but really had no point at all. Just a silly movie for when you wanna laugh I guess.
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Hilarious! Miguel A. Nunez Jr. is fantastic. This movie leaves you laughing hard. Ginuwine does a guest appearance, a pretty interesting role.
February 4, 2008
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