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Ball Don't Lie

Ball Don't Lie (2008)

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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.

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Brin Hill, Matt de la Peņa

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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.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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Ball Don't Lie has what you might call an excess of street cred.

October 9, 2009 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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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.

June 1, 2009 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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.

March 19, 2009 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
ColeSmithey.com

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.

May 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinematical
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