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He Got GameDenzel Washington does some of his best work as a prison inmate trying to earn himself an early release by talking his estranged son into playing basketball at the governor of New York's alma mater.
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Directors of "He Got Game"Spike LeeBirthdate: 20 March 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Creators of "He Got Game"Spike LeeBirthdate: 20 March 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Critic Reviews of "He Got Game"VarietyMarch 25, 2008
Lacking the moral indignation and militant politics of Lee's former work, this vibrantly colorful father-son melodrama is soft at the center, but it's one of the most accessible films Lee has made and Denzel Washington is terrific.New York ObserverApril 27, 2007
At the end of Mr. Lee's movie, all you feel is the distraction of Mr. Lee's stylistic exhibitionism, without which, I concede, he might not be regarded as a genius in some quarters.SlateMarch 25, 2007
[Lee] gets a charming performance from Allen, who, in his acting debut, occupies his pedestal with grace and diffidence.Chicago ReaderMarch 25, 2007
As usual, Lee tries many kinds of stylistic effects and uses wall-to-wall music (by Aaron Copland and Public Enemy); what's different this time is how personally driven the story feels.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Most scenes play too long, with a surplus of ideas, textures, tones and characters, and after 134 minutes it's clear Lee's problem with closure hasn't gone away.San Francisco ChronicleJune 18, 2002
Washington's Jake Shuttlesworth looks tough and hard, an odd but refreshing turn for an actor long associated with handsomely heroic roles.rec.arts.movies.reviewsJanuary 07, 2009
A long, boring, meandering, dog of a movie.Film4March 25, 2008
Lee's attack on how big business is not only ruining the game he loves but also playing with people's lives is direct and brave, while his passion, insight and intelligence are evident and admirable.TV GuideMarch 25, 2007
Though too long by a good half hour, Lee's latest film packs a genuine emotional punch.Reeling ReviewsApril 09, 2005
Lee paints intimate characters who are about more than the game. Themes of integrity, honesty, loyalty and familial love are woven through the film resulting in a complex, thought-provoking human drama.Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)June 28, 2004
Shrewdly exposes the underbelly of college recruiting and the pressures exerted on talented high school basketball stars.rec.arts.movies.reviewsJune 07, 2004
Flawed but powerful.
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