Ball Don't Lie (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ball Don't Lie (2008)

Ball Don't Lie




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"Ball Don't Lie" plays out over one day in the life of Sticky, a skinny 17-year-old high school junior and basketball prodigy from Venice, California. Burdened with emotional scars from early life tragedy, a callous foster care system, and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Sticky manages to transcend his limitations whenever he has a ball in his hands.more
Rating: R (for violence, drug and sexual content, and some language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Brin Hill, Matt de la Peņa, Brian Hill
In Theaters:
Slowhand Cinema Releasing - Official Site


Melissa Leo
as Georgia
Nick Chinlund
as Mr. Smith
Kathleen York
as Mrs. Smith
Chris Spencer
as New York
Robert Wisdom
as Old Man Perkins
Michael Shamus Wiles
as Coach Reynolds
Jake M. Johnson
as Young Sticky
R. Alexander Smith
as Johnny Smith
Paul Terrell Clayton
as Officer McGee
Robb Derringer
as Officer Jenkins
Joshua Feinman
as Officer Adams
Maxim Knight
as Youngest Sticky
TJ Thyne
as Skinny Dude
Michael Domantay
as Mexican Tongue Guy
Skip Engblom
as Himself
Delonte West
as Himself
Al Jefferson
as Himself
Ryan Hollins
as Himself
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Handcuffed to a story with no internal development and without the stylistic rigor to transform its jerky stop-and-start rhythm into an aesthetic, pic jumps from one disconnected scene to another.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Ball Don't Lie has what you might call an excess of street cred.

Full Review… | October 9, 2009
Boxoffice Magazine

Less a movie than a sadomasochistic plot party where every conceivable contrivance of teenage woe is asphyxiated to the brink of orgasm and then abandoned to gasp for air and soothe its throbbing vitals.

Full Review… | June 1, 2009
Slant Magazine

Kim Hidalgo gives a notable performance as Sticky's girlfriend Anh-thu, but it's Boucher's slow-burn intensity and unmistakable basketball skills that drive this entertaining independent drama.

Full Review… | March 19, 2009

Had Ball Don't Lie gone the straight linear route and changed the story so that our main character was actually working toward a concrete goal, perhaps the film would've shined.

Full Review… | May 1, 2008

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