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White Men Can't Jump Reviews

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
September 7, 2011
White Men features some amusingly daft racial banter.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
May 20, 2003
This film unfolds in an uncommonly sweet, harmonious climate, one in which rude remarks are the sine qua non of friendship. And that benign atmosphere becomes a large part of its charm.
May 12, 2001
What Shelton fails to provide is a coherent structure; the film is wearyingly repetitive.
January 1, 2000
For the most part, it's a provocative one-on-one between racial opposites Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.
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
January 1, 2000
This is one director who loves words, and what a rare thing that is.