The Great White Hype
The Great White Hype (1996)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 3, 1996
DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

As satire, Hype dares to play the race card but folds too soon.

Michael Dequina

Breezy, biting fun.

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Dan Fienberg

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

Clint Morris

A knockout comedy...Peter Berg is a trip!

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
A fun dark comedy from HBO films.
Aurelius Duchtius
First off DAMN Salli Richardson looked good. Kind of reminded me of a young Pam Grier. Typical comedy sports movie. Heavy in the racial tones making that about… More