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"Just Wright" Looking Like a Hit

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"Just Wright" opens Friday around the country and the reviews are in.  They're mostly positive, with some top critics giving it thumbs up. Roger Ebert gives it three stars out of four.  One notable exception: the Star-Ledger. The best it can say about the flick is that it's "relatively painless".  As every Net fan knows by now, Queen Latifah plays a physical therapist helping Common, a Nets superstar (remember them?), rehab his broken knee...and broken love life.  Rod Thorn, Lawrence Frank, Bobby Simmons and Tim Walsh all have cameo roles.

There's a lot of reviews...after the jump. Expect a recurring joke about how the biggest suspension of disbelief in the movie is not Common falling for Queen Latifah but the Nets being championship contenders.  Soon, movie reviewers, soon.

  • Queen Latifah makes "Just Wright" so right - Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
  • Ms. Wright Meets Mr. Right, but Will They Be a Pair? - Stephen Holden - New York Times
  • 'Just Wright' review: Not a slam dunk - Stephen Whitty - Star-Ledger
  • Queen Latifah refuses to fall prey to rom-com clichés alongside Common - Elizabeth Weitzman - New York Daily News
  • Common's basketball skills were 'Just Wright,' says Dwyane Wade - Ethan Sacks - New York Daily News
  • Latifah scores with 'Just Wright' - Lou Lumenick - New York Post
  • Hoop dreamers turn out to be 'Just Wright' - John Anderson - New York Newsday
  • Queen Latifah's latest flick offers a romantic take on the NBA - Chris Jordan - Asbury Park Press
  • 'Just Wright' has one thing going for it: Chemistry - Michael O'Sullivan - Washington Post
  • Family Filmgoer: Reviews of films with kids in mind - Jane Horwitz - Washington Post
  • Movie review: 'Just Wright' - Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
  • This basketball movie nearly throws up an airball - Josh Board - San Diego Union
  • 'Just Wright' is a winning effort - Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Grown-up fairy tale that’s ‘Just Wright’ - Ty Burr - Boston Globe
  • Review: 'Just Wright' is just wrong - Tom Long - Detroit News
  • Queen Latifah fails to score in pro basketball film 'Just Wright' - Dennis King - The Oklahoman
  • SLAM at the Movies: Just Wright - Maurice Bobb - SLAM