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She Hate Me Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    28

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    She Hate Me manages to be at once racist, homophobic, utterly fake, and unbearably tedious. This time, it's Spike Lee who's doing the bamboozling.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    How can a director as savvy as Lee make so many errors of judgment regarding taste, tone, intention and dramatic structure?

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    It's too much for a feature film, and too little, but it certainly isn't dull.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    This 140-minute I-don't-know-what-it-is unravels like a ball of yarn after a bout with a tiger on Colombian catnip. Lee exhaust me.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It is exciting to watch this movie. It is never boring. Lee is like a juggler who starts out with balls and gradually adds baseball bats, top hats and chainsaws. It's not an intellectual experience, but an emotional one.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

This extremely graphic movie is not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie isn't for kids of any age. It contains extremely mature material with nudity, graphic scenes of childbirth, and many explicit sexual encounters, straight and gay. Characters drink, smoke, and use very strong language. A character commits suicide by jumping out of a window. He falls on another man, and they're both killed. A theme of the movie relates to being paid for sex and the parallels to selling one's soul.

  • Families can talk about Angelo Bonasera's comments on the way that a movie like The Godfather portrays and inspires real-life criminals and how real-life criminals inspire wanna-be "gangsta" rap stars. What decisions does Jack regret? How does he try to make good what he has done wrong? What does co-screenwriter/director Lee want to tell us with Jack's family, especially with the relationship to his parents?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: A theme of the movie relates to being paid for sex and the parallels to selling one's soul.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Tense scenes, suicide with grisly injuries.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Nudity, frequent and explicit sexual references and situations.

  • language false5

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking.

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