• PG-13, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jesse Vaughan
    In Theaters:
    Jun 18, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 19, 2002
  • Warner Bros.


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Juwanna Mann Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Cross-dressing sports comedy has lockerroom humor.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 24, 2010
Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 27, 2007
David Germain
Associated Press
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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.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

February 27, 2007
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

As limp as it is lazy.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

December 30, 2006
Anna Smith
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment

Bogus and wickedly unoriginal.

| Original Score: 2/10

January 15, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

| Original Score: 4/10

November 26, 2002
Peter Bradshaw

Some like it lukewarm in this tale.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

November 19, 2002
Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
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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.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

November 18, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

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.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 15, 2002


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

Full Review Source: FilmFour.com

October 6, 2002
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

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

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 4, 2002
Jamie Russell

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

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

September 23, 2002
Eric D. Snider

What a stiflingly unfunny and unoriginal mess this is!

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: F

September 18, 2002
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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

Full Review

August 22, 2002
Catherine Cantieri

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

Full Review Source: HoleCity.com | Original Score: 0/5

July 23, 2002
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)

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

Full Review Source: Journal News (Westchester, NY) | Original Score: D+

July 15, 2002
Kim Linekin

Obnoxious Tootsie rip-off.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 11, 2002
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

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

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 4/5

July 9, 2002
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A Tootsie-role sports farce that's a drag in every which way.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

July 3, 2002
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