• R, 2 hr. 19 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Spike Lee
    In Theaters:
    Jul 28, 2004 Limited
    On DVD:
    Feb 1, 2005
  • Sony Pictures Classics


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She Hate Me Reviews

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David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Using sex so amusingly, Lee makes satire sexy.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 10, 2004
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

If Lee had focused, the film might have been a great one.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

September 8, 2004
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

If you're truly adventurous in your movie-going and fed up with movies that play by the numbers, play it safe and come with audience-fawning reassurances, then She Hate Me just might be the harsh cinematic tonic you crave.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 3/4

September 3, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Succeeds in finding something to offend almost everybody.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

September 3, 2004
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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[Lee's] most muddled message movie to date.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 3, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A misshapen and sometimes sorry affair that aims for satire, without always being clear about what it's attempting to satirize.

| Original Score: C-

September 3, 2004
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

There's something in here to offend humans of any background or predilection, all of it unleavened by the humor or storytelling skill that might make it halfway palatable.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 1/5

September 2, 2004
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Someone needs to show Lee how to draw a straight line. He remains a vital and distinctive stylist, but as a storyteller he flies from one tangent to the next, as if he is so outraged all he can do is sputter.

| Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2004
Lance Goldenberg
Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)

...a movie that spews so much random, senseless, undigested matter that it seems more like projectile vomiting than filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL) | Original Score: 1/5

September 2, 2004
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine

Less a joint than a high-rise built on a wobbly foundation.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 31, 2004
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
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Lee presumably had two ideas, one an exposť of pharmaceutical greed, the other a sex comedy: then he decided that neither one would make a film in itself and came up with the lame idea of combining them.

August 28, 2004
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

As visually electric as it is conceptually stupid.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

August 26, 2004
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Two movies mashed together.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 26, 2004
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Spike Lee's She Hate Me is about as awful as a film can be without being the ultimate awful, which is boring.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

August 20, 2004
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Lee seems to have no idea where he wants this satire to go.

August 20, 2004
Karen Karbo

A turn-off.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: D-

August 20, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Scattered, clumsily ambitious, sexist, amateurish and just plain dumb, She Hate Me is a bad film, most likely the worst film Spike Lee has ever made.

| Original Score: F

August 20, 2004
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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Might qualify as the most misguided, ill-conceived and lamentable film of [Lee's] career.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 20, 2004
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Nothing in the film rings remotely true.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

August 20, 2004
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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It's not only unfathomable and borderline offensive, it's never-ending, leaving its bewildered and battered audience in the dark for well over two hours.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

August 20, 2004
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