White Men Can't Jump - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

White Men Can't Jump Reviews

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April 2, 2014
A fresh and exuberant romantic comedy that is as smart about playground basketball as Bull Durham was about minor league baseball.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 2, 2014
They're black and white instead of fat and thin, but Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson have the makings of a classic comedy team, the Laurel and Hardy of the half-court game.
April 2, 2014
Harrelson's performance is rich, subtle, and delicately funny. And Snipes is just amazing: everything he does seems to leap off the screen.
April 2, 2014
White Man Can't Jump is most effective at the beginning -- when it's bouncing along with the exuberance that Shelton brought to such other sports-minded movies as Bull Durham and The Best of Times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 2, 2014
Despite charismatic performances by Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as nothing-but- net shooters who might be called the Schmo and the Bro, White Men Can't Jump throws up mostly bricks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 2, 2014
It's a funny, frequently rousing film, with a warmly appealing acting partnership at its center-between basketball hustlers Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 2, 2014
[Shelton] contributes a uniquely eccentric point of view that is simultaneously obsessed with and ambivalent about sports, athletes and competition.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 2, 2014
Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson give lively performances as the heroes, who relate better to basketballs than to women or the business world. The movie doesn't add up to very much, though.
April 2, 2014
Ron Shelton's film about two basketball hustlers hasn't aged well.
April 2, 2014
[White Men Can't Jump is] like a game of pick-up basketball: it's intense, raggedy and explosive, now and then yielding moments of sheer gravity-defying grace, yet just as capable of producing air balls and pratfalls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 2, 2014
Writer/director Ron Shelton is that rare beast: someone who can make movies with wit, warmth and perception about American sports.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 2, 2014
The verbal interplay between the characters appears to be intentionally improvised, but the scenes come off as cumbersome and off-kilter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 2, 2014
The real pleasures of White Men are its energetic performances and dialogue.
September 7, 2011
White Men features some amusingly daft racial banter.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 18, 2010
Hustlin' hoops tale with too much skin for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 31, 2008
Even basketball-phobes will enjoy it.
December 7, 2007
Snipes and Harrelson make a winning team, even if their partnership doesn't quite stand up to comparison with Eastwood and Wallach in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, or Redford and Newman in The Sting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 25, 2007
Succeeds only intermittently.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 25, 2007
This picture is packed with fun, but it doesn't really go anywhere.
June 24, 2006
A double-whammy slam-dunker of a movie.
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