Juwanna Mann Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Cross-dressing sports comedy has lockerroom humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
February 27, 2007
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.
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David Germain
Associated Press
February 27, 2007
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.
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
As limp as it is lazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Anna Smith
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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.
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 15, 2004
Bogus and wickedly unoriginal.
| Original Score: 2/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 26, 2002
...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
Peter Bradshaw
November 19, 2002
Some like it lukewarm in this tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
November 18, 2002
Vaughan brings such disregard to the film that its pedestrian on-court action might as well have been shot from the bleacher seats.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 6, 2002
The referee should have cried 'foul' on this long before it hit the screens.
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 4, 2002
'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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jamie Russell
September 23, 2002
This mess of a movie is nothing short of a travesty of a transvestite comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
What a stiflingly unfunny and unoriginal mess this is!
Full Review | Original Score: F
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 22, 2002
It's such a mechanical endeavor [that] it never bothers to question why somebody might devote time to see it.
Catherine Cantieri
July 23, 2002
We have given a name to our pain, and that name is Juwanna Mann.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
July 15, 2002
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 | Original Score: D+
Kim Linekin
July 11, 2002
Obnoxious Tootsie rip-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
July 9, 2002
This movie is about a man in drag, but it's far from being a drag itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 3, 2002
A Tootsie-role sports farce that's a drag in every which way.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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