NT Let's talk about HE GOT GAME......

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  1. sonunox34

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    Saw it again yesterday. I knew that this was a NT favorite and I needed to hear what the riders thought...

    IMO Ray's performance was mixed. His dialogue scenes are borderline terrible... dude is like a robot. Worst part was when he was shaking his sister, tryingto yell at her.... [​IMG] He reminded me of Vince from Entourage, a dude thateveryone wants a piece of but he just acts aloof. Both characters unrealistically have nearly perfect morals and somehow know the right thing to do every time.(I'm not counting Jesus's romp with the blondes as a sin, as his girl was twice as dirty) Of course he was the perfect actor for the basketball scenesthough... too many times there are b-ball movies where they try to make the star look nice with tricky cuts and body doubles. I was 100% convinced that thiswas a kid that every school in the nation wanted.

    Denzel was a beast in what I thought was a different role for him. I liked his vulnerability, as his feelings got hurt a lot and he had to accept Jesus airinghim out for obvious reasons. Too many times Denzel plays a rock-hard character that can do no wrong... one of my favorite scenes was when he bought theXIII's and the worker was like "my brother's got the same arthritic condition... it's going around on Coney Island" pretty powerfulsocial statement.

    And Turturro was ridiculous as the Tech U coach... pretty over the top [​IMG]

    Really though, what's with the ending? The movie stayed pretty realistic until that whole "floating basketball" thing.

    What do you think, NT? I guess I'd put it in the top 10 sports movies I've seen, but near the #6-8 spot.
     
  2. solewoman

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    i love this movie. top 10 overall for me. i was number 34 in hs because of this lol...and for a short stint i was a bucks fan. lol
     
  3. 18th letter

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    Only Jesus I mess with [​IMG]
     
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  5. big j 33

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    The ending wasn't a dealbreaker at all, other parts of the film had dramatic scenes like that as well, it fit well.

    Ray's performance was subpar at best, not that I really blame him considering he isn't an actor. Pretty much anyone could have played that role withthe same conviction, he seemed disconnected at times from the role.

    Denzel as always killed it and carried the movie.

    One of my favorite sports films for sure, the soundtrack was great as well.
     
  6. sloane kettering

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    Classic..."How Do You Spell Sex? S-E-....H I V" Rosario's cans were looking [​IMG] under the boardwalk
     
  7. rl treyce

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    terrible (charles barkley voice)
     
  8. extraordinary swag

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    Of course Ray Allen's acting wasn't the greatest but who gives a sh*t, he's more authentic than just choosing some tall actor to pay the role. Thisis in my top 10 favorite movies of all time. Great story, great score, a bunch of good actors/actresses.

    My favorite part of the whole movie was when Jake gave dude the palm strike to the throat when he came to pick up Lala from school. [​IMG] and of course thewhole recruiting trip with Rick Fox was [​IMG]
     
  9. frank mucus

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    "When making a business decision, the only color that matters is green."

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  10. sonunox34

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    Denzel was so cold [​IMG] then turned it into a slow jog.

    As far as the recruiting visit... "we REALLY want you to come here..." [​IMG] Although what dorm really parties like that in the hallways???
     
  11. EddieWinslow1983

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    seeing the XIII's in that movie was so beautiful[​IMG]
     
  12. faulkit28

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    H.G.G. was an alright flick. Ray Allen's acting was subpar. Rosiaro was [​IMG]. Denzel was good like usual. Spike lee endings are sometimes hit or miss. Some message inside a message type thing. I'm still trying tofigure out the ending to girl 6 (scene when the phones are falling from the sky).
     
  13. ac4three

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    I thought it was a good movie.
     
  14. supermanblue79

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    Dezel's throat strike at the corner of 106 & Park = instant classic
     
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    loved this movie
     
  16. romedadude

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    I'm sayin! Hatin !*$ RA's would shut that stuff down asap
     
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    ray givin jill kelly and chasey lain the biz (damn, how i remember them OG pr0nstars) [​IMG]
     
  18. westcoastsfinest

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    ^^^that is the best[​IMG][​IMG]

    seeing my boy rick fox was dope too


    this whole movie is appreciated
     
  19. kakashi

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    what?! it was symbolic too deep for you maybe.

    jake throwing the ball over the gate was the way he got his "freedom", he "passed" the ball to jesus.

    now it's up to jesus to do the right thing and not make the mistakes jake made and end up there.

    they became father and son again and jesus understood that. [​IMG]


    movie was one of spike lee's best besides 25th hour and do the rightthing.
     
  20. harry howitzer

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    Still one of the best ball movies to date.[​IMG]
     
  21. nationaltruckerdave

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    i need to see this again.. does it come on t.v often? [​IMG]
     
  22. parada45

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    I remember hearing AI was the original person they wanted to play Jesus
     
  23. reeceman10

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    The Movie wasn't about the acting, it was about the storyline...perfect movie and one of my favorites..
     
  24. eight2one

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    love this movie!

    one of my favs!
     
  25. baby jumpman

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    ^Never heard that about AI before but He Got Game is [​IMG] one of the better sports movies.