The Great White Hope
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jones' re-creation of his stage role is an eye-riveting experience. The towering rages and unrestrained joys of which his character was capable are portrayed larger than life."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The movie is too theatrical and every idea is spelled out for the audience, but the acting of James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander (both Oscar-nominated) is good."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"One of those liberal, well-meaning, fervently uncontroversial works that pretend to tackle contemporary problems by finding analogies at a safe remove in history."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The love story between Alexander and Jones is touchingly portrayed."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Provocative but never challenging."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
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