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Jungle Fever Reviews

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 21, 2015
However diffuse the movie's agenda, it is never less than thoroughly involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 21, 2015
Strong and powerful, Jungle Fever dares us to be disinterested, dares us to turn away.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 21, 2015
It's all too much for Lee to handle. Jungle Fever is overlong, yet he hasn't found the screen time to give each of these people his or her reasons, and even the Snipes and Sciorra characters slip away from him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 21, 2015
It certainly is something to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
April 21, 2015
Isn't it refreshing to talk about a thoughtful movie in a summer full of fluff?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
April 21, 2015
Jungle Fever may be a failure, but it is the kind of failure that engenders hope: It finds Lee refining the skills he already possesses and striking out in encouraging new directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Snipes, it's clear, is a major actor.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Variety Staff
Variety
September 22, 2008
Lee tackles the subject of interracial romance from the unavoidable vantage point that, while things today are more open, they are also considerably more volatile and complex.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 22, 2008
There are so many voices you may think you're swimming through a maelstrom, but thanks to Lee it's all superbly orchestrated.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
April 7, 2008
Lee is in fine form.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Instead of showing how prejudice seeps into the private intimacies of daily life, the film turns its attention to the other characters.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 21, 2003
Lee is so adept that he is able to transcend the symmetry that the narrative more or less imposes on him.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Jungle Fever is not to be underestimated or ignored.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Brilliant when it examines the people who surround his feverish couple, but uncertain when it comes to the lovers themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The result, for the most part, is a provocative, quintessentially Spike symphony.