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Juwanna Mann Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 10, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
February 27, 2007
The idea of transposing the story to the macho, greedy world of big-time sports is promising, but director Jesse Vaughan delivers only flat dialogue and predictable situations.
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David Germain
Associated Press
February 27, 2007
The movie is sloppily edited, the gags limply staged, the dialogue and jokes stiff and stale. Even the action on the basketball court is unimaginative and boring.
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Anna Smith
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An unpersuasive moral journey, with a smattering of laughs, that fails to justify the insulting premise that only a man can help the ladies win at both basketball and love.
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
November 18, 2002
Vaughan brings such disregard to the film that its pedestrian on-court action might as well have been shot from the bleacher seats.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 3, 2002
A Tootsie-role sports farce that's a drag in every which way.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 25, 2002
Simplistic, silly and tedious.
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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice
June 25, 2002
This flat run at a hip-hop Tootsie is so poorly paced you could fit all of Pootie Tang in between its punchlines.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
June 24, 2002
[Brings] absolutely no fresh angles to a time-tested formula that's seemed particularly overworked of late.
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Bob Campbell
Houston Chronicle
June 23, 2002
Harmless.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 21, 2002
The title, alone, should scare any sane person away.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
June 21, 2002
Tired and flat as a dead basketball.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
June 21, 2002
For it to work, you have to accept the irredeemable stupidity of almost every character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
June 21, 2002
You can thank me for this. I saw Juwanna Mann so you don't have to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
June 21, 2002
About the best thing I can say about Juwanna Mann is that it's not dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
June 21, 2002
Flat, misguided comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
June 21, 2002
A lot of talent is wasted in this crass, low-wattage endeavor.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Charles Savage
Miami Herald
June 21, 2002
A sad and rote exercise in milking a played-out idea -- a straight guy has to dress up in drag -- that shockingly manages to be even worse than its title would imply.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
June 21, 2002
Hollywood might consider retiring this comic subgenre for a while until someone comes up with a more original take.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
June 21, 2002
Has little on its mind aside from scoring points with drag gags.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
June 21, 2002
Beyond a handful of mildly amusing lines ... there just isn't much to laugh at.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
June 21, 2002
Here's a truly novel sports film: It actually has a script, decent acting, sympathetic characters. And it's fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 21, 2002
I can't recommend Juwanna Mann and yet I admire the pluck of the actors, especially Nunez, Fox and Tommy Davidson.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
June 21, 2002
This zillionth comedy about a guy who learns valuable lessons from his time as a woman is remarkably lacking in inspiration.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
June 21, 2002
A sloppy, amusing comedy that proceeds from a stunningly unoriginal premise.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rasmi Simhan
Dallas Morning News
June 20, 2002
It's disappointing when filmmakers throw a few big-name actors and cameos at a hokey script.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
June 20, 2002
It's tempting to call traveling on Juwanna Mann, except it never goes anywhere. This film fouls out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 20, 2002
The cast ... is pretty much defeated by the material.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5