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The Great White Hope Reviews

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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
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+
January 14, 2008
The love story between Alexander and Jones is touchingly portrayed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Provocative but never challenging.
February 29, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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