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: June 7, 1991
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jungle Fever finds Spike Lee tackling timely sociopolitical themes in typically provocative style, even if the result is sometimes ambitious to a fault.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

However diffuse the movie's agenda, it is never less than thoroughly involving.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

It certainly is something to see.

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Odie Henderson
Slant Magazine

The ingrained self-hatred of its characters reflect outward toward those who remind them of themselves.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Strong and powerful, Jungle Fever dares us to be disinterested, dares us to turn away.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Isn't it refreshing to talk about a thoughtful movie in a summer full of fluff?

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

In that sense, Lee is a victim of his own high standard.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's all too much for Lee to handle. Jungle Fever is overlong, yet he hasn't found the screen time to give each of these people his or her reasons, and even the Snipes and Sciorra characters slip away from him.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

Jungle Fever may be a failure, but it is the kind of failure that engenders hope: It finds Lee refining the skills he already possesses and striking out in encouraging new directions.

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Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun

Jungle Fever is so many graceful things, so many angry things, so many truly moving things that its occasional faults are the faults of excess passion, not failure of imagination.

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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.