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White Men Can't Jump Reviews

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April 2, 2014
Ron Shelton's film about two basketball hustlers hasn't aged well.
January 1, 2000
Occasionally very funny dialogue is not enough to rescue a story about the lives of two basketball hustlers who basically live for the game.
Full Review | Original Score: -1 out of -4..+4
December 18, 2010
Hustlin' hoops tale with too much skin for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2007
This picture is packed with fun, but it doesn't really go anywhere.
May 12, 2001
What Shelton fails to provide is a coherent structure; the film is wearyingly repetitive.
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
November 26, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2002
Apparently white men can't write scripts very well, either.
| Original Score: 4/10
January 1, 2000
Shelton's enthusiasm is remarkably refreshing, but it's not enough to mean well, and we don't know much more about these people or their world at the end than we learn at the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Shelton's film is so raggedy that it never finds its focus, despite another terrific performance from Snipes, one of the finest actors in movies today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
March 25, 2007
Succeeds only intermittently.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Here is a comedy of great high spirits, with an undercurrent of sadness and sweetness that makes it a lot better than the plot itself could possibly suggest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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
[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
August 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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