Awesome motherf*cking movie boo yaa
About 30 minutes too long and a weird classical score by Aaron Copeland. But the film is worth the effort for the final showdown between Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) and Jesus Shuttliesworth (Ray Allen) and the too close to home recruitment of student-athletes.
Would've gotten four stars if it had a hip-hop soundtrack.
He got game is a great movie that is held back by
some a few problems that are almost becoming
trademarks for the director, Spike Lee.
He Got Game Stars Denzel Washington as Jake
Shuttlesworth a criminal whose son, played by NBA
star Ray Allen, is Jesus Shuttlesworth the number
one high school prospect in the world. The warden
of the prison informs Jake that if he can convince
Jesus to join the big state college team his prison
time will be severely reduced.
The acting in this movie is top notch. Denze,l like
always, delivers a very strong performance, but
perhaps the more interesting performance is that of
Ray Allen. Ray gives a great performance that
seems subtle and understated, and when the
camera is on the court he seems extremely natural.
The Flick is shot gorgeously and every scene is
beautiful and quite often breathtaking
although like i said at the start of the review its not all
good news, this flick suffers horribly from one thing
and that is the length. this movie is 133 minutes
long, and whie im not saying that its bad for a film to
go for over 2 hours but when it seems like every
scene runs 2-5 minutes too long.
Spike lee has always had a problem with closure
and this isn't the move where he finally works it out
but it is one of his best. if you like basketball, great
acting or an absolute f*ck load of cameos see this
3 1/2 stars