Thursday, September 2, 2004

Movie: She Hate Me

Posted on Thu, Sep 2, 2004 at 4:00 AM

She Hate Me
Length: 2 hours, 18 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Release Date: 2004-09-03
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Dania Ramirez, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci
Director: Spike Lee
Screenwriter: Michael Genet, Spike Lee
Music Score: Terence Blanchard
WorkNameSort: She Hate Me
Our Rating: 1.00

The tiresomely provocative Spike Lee's latest scattershot screed is actually worthy topical drama for the first 20 minutes or so, with pharmaceuticals executive Jack Armstrong (Anthony Mackie) taking the heat for his company's Enron-like collapse. But when our cash-strapped hero decides to pay the bills by studding himself out to a bunch of cartoon lesbians in need of impregnation, She Hate Me swiftly becomes yet another showcase for Lee's boundless misogyny, bigotry and lack of focus. There's something in here to offend humans of any background or predilection, all of it unleavened by the humor or storytelling skill that might make it halfway palatable. The big question is no longer what's eating Lee – for years, his incompetence has failed to obscure the simple fact that he's 'round-the-bend insane. But just what set of masochistic moneymen keeps letting him make movies? Huh?



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