She Hate Me (2004)



Critic Consensus: She Hate Me can't decide if it wants to be a commentary on corporate greed or a sex farce.

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Harvard-educated biotech executive John Henry "Jack" Armstrong gets fired when he informs on his bosses, launching an investigation into their business dealings by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Branded a whistle-blower and therefore unemployable, Jack desperately needs to make a living. When his former girlfriend Fatima, a high powered businesswoman--and now a lesbian--offers him cash to impregnate her and her new girlfriend Alex, Jack is persuaded by the chance to make "easy" money. Word spreads and soon Jack is in the baby-making business at $10,000 a try. Lesbians with a desire for motherhood and the cash to spare are lining up to seek his services. But, between the attempts by his former employers to frame him for security fraud and his dubious fathering activities, Jack finds his life, all at once, becoming very complicated.
R (for strong graphic sexuality/nudity, language and a scene of violence)
Comedy , Drama
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Anthony Mackie
as John Henry `Jack' Armstrong
Kerry Washington
as Fatima Goodrich
Ellen Barkin
as Margo Chadwick
Monica Bellucci
as Simona Bonasera
Jim Brown
as Geronimo Armstrong
Ossie Davis
as Judge Buchanan
Brian Dennehy
as Chairman Church
Woody Harrelson
as Leland Powell
Ling Bai
as Oni
Lonette McKee
as Lottie Armstrong
as Vada Huff
Dania Ramirez
as Alex Guerrero
John Turturro
as Don Angelo Bonasera
Chiwetel Ejiofor
as Frank Wills
David Bennent
as Dr. Herman Schiller
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
as Agent Flood
Joie Lee
as Gloria Reid
Michael Genet
as Jamal Armstrong
Roslyn Tate
as Lucy Armstrong
Kym Hampton
as Stacey
Pauline Tautu
as Leilani
Chris Magna
as Nino Bonasera
Rick Aiello
as Rocco Bonasera
Chris Tardio
as Franco Bonasera
Kristina Klebe
as Ruth Lacey
Marion McCorry
as Senator Jacobs
Hal Sherman
as Detective Boyd
Gerald Anthony
as Mr. Jennings
Don Harvey
as G. Gordon Liddy
Gary Evans
as H.R. Haldeman
Murphy Guyer
as John Erlichman
Keith Jochim
as Richard Nixon
Brian Simons
as Jeb Stuart Magruder
Jeff Hughes
as Oliver North
Richard Kelly
as Klansman
Jade Wu
as Midwife
P.J. Brown
as Sgt. Leper
Paul Albe
as James Mccord
Wass W. Stevens
as Frank Sturgis
as Eugenio Martinez
Carlos León
as Virgilio Gonzalez
Christopher Wynkoop
as Bernard Baker
Kendra Day
as Karen
Sope Phang
as Michelle
Aynsley Lemon
as Eugenio Martinez
Jim Ward
as Detective Sholler
Lars Hanson
as Detective Barret
Tim Miller
as Bank President
Albert Zihenni
as Flood's Partner
Sandra Endo
as NY1 Field Reporter
Martin Murphy
as Officer No. 1
Michael Devine
as Officer No. 2
Peter Kybart
as German Pastor
Patrick Reale
as Bodyguard
Rodney "Bear" Jackson
as Federal Correction Officer No. 1
Bradley C. Williams
as Federal Correction Officer No. 2
Charles Santy
as Police Officer
Alice Liu
as Oni's Girlfriend
Naja Hill
as Nadiyah's Girlfriend
Shakara Singh
as Evelyn's Girlfriend
Zakiya Williams
as Ruby's Girlfriend
as Song's Girlfriend
Sarah Desage
as Fifi's Girlfriend
Neisha Butler
as Stacey's Girlfriend
Catherine Wyn Rogers
as Jo's Girlfriend
Natasha Carabello
as Michelle's Girlfriend
Connie Freestone
as Karen's Girlfriend
Piper Corbett
as Norna's Girlfriend
Wynn Hall
as Doris's Girlfriend
Shira Bocar
as Rachel's Girlfriend
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Succeeds in finding something to offend almost everybody.

September 3, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

[Lee's] most muddled message movie to date.

September 3, 2004
Denver Post
Top Critic

A misshapen and sometimes sorry affair that aims for satire, without always being clear about what it's attempting to satirize.

September 3, 2004
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

Lee presumably had two ideas, one an exposé of pharmaceutical greed, the other a sex comedy: then he decided that neither one would make a film in itself and came up with the lame idea of combining them.

August 28, 2004
The New Republic
Top Critic

Two movies mashed together.

Full Review… | August 26, 2004
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Spike Lee's She Hate Me is about as awful as a film can be without being the ultimate awful, which is boring.

Full Review… | August 20, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
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Spike Lee tries to mix strawberries with mashed potato. It doesn't work

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer


Spike Lee is aiming for too many things here, in some is a hit, in others are a miss. The first half builds up around the usual relationships stuff, then the second half forgets about the first and goes into a socio-political-commentary rampage. Also the movie depends on just way too many wishifull thinking and "happy coincidences" to work properly and be convincing. If only Spike cut it off the political stuff, his movies would be actually a lot better. John Turturo's character, and all his dialogues and scenes were like if Spike was doing a parody of Do the Right Thing.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer

Aloha, Spike, what is up with this? No worry, shrimp curry, I've had some dry spells myself.

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