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Summary Denzel Washington stars as a prison inmate trying to earn himself an early release by talking his estranged son into playing basketball at the governor of New York's alma mater.

Directed By: Spike Lee

Written By: Spike Lee

He Got Game

Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 21 Critic Reviews
64
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 39 User Ratings
8.1
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Summary Denzel Washington stars as a prison inmate trying to earn himself an early release by talking his estranged son into playing basketball at the governor of New York's alma mater.

Directed By: Spike Lee

Written By: Spike Lee

Where to Watch

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 21 Critic Reviews
64
62% Positive
13 Reviews
33% Mixed
7 Reviews
5% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 21 Critic Reviews
64
62% Positive
13 Reviews
33% Mixed
7 Reviews
5% Negative
1 Review

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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 39 User Ratings
8.1
87% Positive
34 Ratings
8% Mixed
3 Ratings
5% Negative
2 Ratings

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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 39 User Ratings
8.1
87% Positive
34 Ratings
8% Mixed
3 Ratings
5% Negative
2 Ratings

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Production Company Touchstone Pictures, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks
Release Date May 1, 1998
Duration 2 h 16 m
Rating R
Tagline The father, the son and the holy game.
Acapulco Black Film Festival
5 Nominations
Image Awards (NAACP)
3 Nominations
MTV Movie + TV Awards
1 Nomination