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She Hate Me

comedy, drama


When biotech exec Jack (ANTHONY MACKIE) blows the whistle on his greedy drug-conglomerate bosses over an insider-trading scandal, he gets more than he bargained for. Once this playa is played, he finds himself hitting rock bottom when an old flame...

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    19%
  • Audience Score
    61%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
5 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

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.

what families can talk about

  • 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?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    19%
    reviews counted: 25
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  • Audience

    61%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Might qualify as the most misguided, ill-conceived and lamentable film of Lee's] career.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, August 20, 2004

Rotten: I will not say that I liked it. I will say that like Bamboozled, it exasperates and resonates.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday, August 19, 2004

Rotten: Maddening, invigorating, ridiculous, hilarious and messier than a rack of ribs without a napkin.

- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, Thursday, August 19, 2004

Audience Reviews

2 stars

A respectable premise for a film, and I thought Mackie was really good, but it's too long and draggy in the dramatic scenes.

- jrmcm, Saturday, July 21, 2007

3 stars

Really intense movie. Just goes to show you the hidden world inside corporations and the power they have over you. The lesbians are pretty funny too.

- reginadwright, Wednesday, August 29, 2007

4 stars

I have been on a Spike Lee kick here lately. The main character goes from VP to fathering 19 babies to a group of lesbians. Cant get no better than that.

- jonnydaddy, Sunday, March 2, 2008