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He Got Game Reviews

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February 27, 2001
As Jesus, Ray Allen gives a better performance than one would expect from a professional athlete.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 14, 2001
Washington is so consistently effective an actor that it hardly needs be said that his excellent performance as the beleaguered Jake carries the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2001
If you can find it, this is a film worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Lee may never have the narrow focus to sustain a film on storytelling alone, and he may never need it. What he has here is an explosion of spectacular gambits and a great high-concept hook.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
an effective companion piece to Hoop Dreams and Blue Chips.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Lee is a long way from the size and scope of his best film, Do the Right Thing, but at least he is working on a subject he cares about and is doing it with polish.
January 1, 2000
He Got Game is a little too sappy to be a great movie, but it puts the ball in the hole.
January 1, 2000
He Got Game is Lee's best film since Malcolm X.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Though [Lee] should have drawn up a tighter game plan instead of showboating, but his hoops hoopla still has enough game (mostly in the form of Washington) for a win.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
Spike Lee frames the playground basketball sequences with energy and style.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
For a guy who seems so intransigent in television interviews, Spike Lee is remarkably adept at exploring all the facets of a difficult issue
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
He Got Game is a film of highs and lows.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
January 1, 2000
The most effective moments are small, when Lee lets his fine actors do their work without all the (movie) business.
January 1, 2000
After a couple of seriously worrying missteps, Lee is back at the top of his game, positioning himself as one of the best American filmmakers of his day.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
An eye-opening look at a high-pressure world.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
As a Spike Lee movie it is a little disappointing. It's not among his best work, but neither is it down among his worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
As a filmmaker, Lee only gets better.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
He Got Game is great for looking at a sense of time and place and at the web of relationships that describes the community in the film, reasons enough for setting this film above many others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Milwaukee Bucks guard Ray Allen delivers nothing less than the best performance ever put on film by a pro athlete.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The wildly uneven script includes both disciplined, lively riffs and amateurishly artificial exchanges.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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