The Great White Hype
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Boxing is more than just a sport -- it's also a business and a con game in this satirical comedy. Rev. Fred Sultan (Samuel L. Jackson) is a shrewd boxing promoter and manager whose meal ticket is heavyweight champion James "The Grim Reaper" Roper (Damon Wayans), a fighter whose skill and confidence significantly outstrips his intelligence. While the top-ranked contender for Roper's title is Marvin Shabazz (Michael Jace), Sultan isn't too keen on the idea of Shabazz fighting Roper -- it seems that both fighters are black, and Sultan's figures show that mixed race… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As satire, Hype dares to play the race card but folds too soon."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"Breezy, biting fun."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The joke is often funny and the actors all look like they're having fun, but it's still a one-joke movie that falls short of its potential"
‑ Dan Fienberg, Zap2it.com
"A knockout comedy...Peter Berg is a trip!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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