White Men Can't Jump Reviews

March 27, 2018
As rough and shiny as chain nets on a sweltering summer day, White Men Can't Jump is a poetic, rag-tag triumph.
February 9, 2018
Shelton's strength is character, streetwise wit and funky, lived-in sexuality. Snipes, one of our most versatile young actors, gets to demonstrate his wonderful comic chops, and Harrelson, whose goofiness is part of his scam, partners him beautifully.
April 2, 2014
A fresh and exuberant romantic comedy that is as smart about playground basketball as Bull Durham was about minor league baseball.
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.
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.
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.
September 7, 2011
White Men features some amusingly daft racial banter.
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.
August 16, 2001
May 12, 2001
What Shelton fails to provide is a coherent structure; the film is wearyingly repetitive.
January 1, 2000
This is one director who loves words, and what a rare thing that is.
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.
January 1, 2000
For the most part, it's a provocative one-on-one between racial opposites Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson.