Jim Brown: All-American - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jim Brown: All-American Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Hollywood Reporter
March 23, 2002
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
March 22, 2002
Only an epic documentary could get it all down, and Spike Lee's Jim Brown: All American at long last gives its subject a movie worthy of his talents.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 22, 2002
As the movie traces Mr. Brown's athletic exploits, it is impossible not to be awed by the power and grace of one of the greatest natural sportsmen of modern times.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Megan Turner
New York Post
March 22, 2002
Overly long and worshipful bio-doc.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
March 21, 2002
Lee's achievement extends to his supple understanding of the role that Brown played in American culture as an athlete, a movie star, and an image of black indomitability.
| Original Score: B
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
March 19, 2002
Since Lee is a sentimentalist, the film is more worshipful than your random E! True Hollywood Story.