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He Got Game, 1998

He Got Game
Directed by: Spike Lee
Written by: Spike Lee
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  136 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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He Got Game can be described as rough, touching, and bittersweet. The plot revolves around the life of an athlete, redemption, and family problems. The main genres are drama and sports. In approach, He Got Game is serious and realistic. It is located in New York. It takes place in the 1990s. The soundtrack of He Got Game is hip hop and classical. The movie has received attention for being critically acclaimed. It is well suited for a boys' night. Note that He Got Game involves profanity.

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He Got Game (1998)

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Spike Lee turns his attention to the high-stakes world of basketball with this charged drama. Jake Shuttlesworth... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 1 May 1998
Runtime: 136 min

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Denzel Washington Denzel Washington As Jake Shuttlesworth
Ray Allen Ray Allen As Jesus Shuttlesworth
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Entertainment Weekly
As is often the case with Lee, though, the film left me wishing for even more scenes of casual intimacy, still the most powerful way to carry any message.
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He Got Game seems to cheer for integrity, honesty and hard work while playing up its own cheap thrills.
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Denzel Washington is great here as usual. As for Ray Allen, we all knew he was a great basketball player but here we discover he's also a very good actor. Spike Lee wrote and directed, and it shows: the movie is exciting and stylish. The setting is...
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