Jungle Fever
Jungle Fever (1991)

The romance between black architect Flipper Purify (Wesley Snipes) and his white office temp Angie Tucci (Annabella Sciorra) is the subject of director Spike Lee's Jungle Fever, a statement on interracial love and its effects on the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Lee tackles the subject of interracial romance from the unavoidable vantage point that, while things today are more open, they are also considerably more volatile and complex.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Instead of showing how prejudice seeps into the private intimacies of daily life, the film turns its attention to the other characters.

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Emanuel Levy

A thematic follow up to Do the Right Thing, this is a powerful melodrama about the fatal and fateful effects of interracial romance.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

There are so many voices you may think you're swimming through a maelstrom, but thanks to Lee it's all superbly orchestrated.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Jungle Fever is not to be underestimated or ignored.

Brian Orndorf

Lee brings a shotgun to a knife fight, but his visual energy is undeniably effective, spraying the screen with venom and appalling realities, with most of the feature locked in confessional mode.

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David Ansen

Lee is in fine form.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Brilliant when it examines the people who surround his feverish couple, but uncertain when it comes to the lovers themselves.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Always provocative.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
What we have here is Spike Lee's thematic sequel to Do The Right Thing. While ultimately an exploration of inner city life for different cultural,… More
Marcus Woolcott
I'll admit to not realising racism was still so prominent in the 90's, but I didn't grow up in New York. Anyway, Snipes cheats on his wife with a… More
John Ballantine
This was made before I started sighing during Spike Lee movies. I thought the performances here were fabulous.
Audrey Lush
Spike Lee is one of the greatest directors in cinema history.In this film he has painted an intricately woven tapestry of the overt and covert racism that… More
Hassan Vawda
For some reason I don't seem to ever watch a Spike Lee film in one sitting. The only ones I did were Do the Right Thing and Clockers. I did two sittings… More
Wu Chouin
Great imagery, scenes and performances. Only downfall is the run time and untimely music cues.