The Great White Hope - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Great White Hope Reviews

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Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times
August 18, 2015
This heavyweight boxing fable... has a knockout performance by James Earl Jones but it only just gets by on points as drama and is undermined by an early form of political correctness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
October 1, 2009
The movie is too theatrical and every idea is spelled out for the audience, but the acting of James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander (both Oscar-nominated) is good.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

TV Guide
January 14, 2008
The love story between Alexander and Jones is touchingly portrayed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
January 14, 2008
Jones' re-creation of his stage role is an eye-riveting experience. The towering rages and unrestrained joys of which his character was capable are portrayed larger than life.
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
One of those liberal, well-meaning, fervently uncontroversial works that pretend to tackle contemporary problems by finding analogies at a safe remove in history.
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Provocative but never challenging.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 29, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
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