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

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
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
David Noh
Film Journal International
June 29, 2002

The movie is populated by enough agreeable performers to keep it watchable.

Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
Top Critic
June 21, 2002

Here's a truly novel sports film: It actually has a script, decent acting, sympathetic characters. And it's fun.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
A.O. Scott
New York Times
Top Critic
June 21, 2002

A sloppy, amusing comedy that proceeds from a stunningly unoriginal premise.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Steve Simels
TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 20, 2002

On its own staggeringly unoriginal terms, this gender-bending comedy is generally quite funny.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 20, 2002

If you know the premise of this movie, you know the plot and you undoubtedly know the jokes.

| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 20, 2002

If you're willing to make like an amnesiac and buy the silly plot, there's fun to be had.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Stark
Detroit News
Top Critic
March 10, 2007

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
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.

David Germain
Associated Press
Top Critic
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
Anna Smith
Time Out
Top Critic
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
Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic
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.

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008

November 14, 2002

Boston Phoenix
June 29, 2002

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