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Long Shot The Kevin Laue Story

Long Shot The Kevin Laue Story (2012)

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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2

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Rudy meets Hoosiers in this documentary film that chronicles the struggles of a teenage boy searching for his deceased father's approval by pursuing the impossible dream of becoming the first one-armed basketball player in NCAA Division One history. (c) Official Site

PG-13,

Documentary

Franklin Martin

$28.4k

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The mellow Laue, clearly still mourning the death of his dad, makes a likable enough subject, if sometimes low-key to the point of dull.

October 26, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
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A memorable account of an inspiring struggle to finish on top.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Despite the story's elements of suspense, loss and determination, though, the picture has a mundane, low-stakes vibe that fails to make the most of its inspirational content.

October 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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[Pounds] home its points via a seemingly endless series of sound bites that forms the chief content of the first half.

October 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Long Shot confirms that achieving one's goals is rarely possible without the staunch support of others.

October 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Cornball adjectives like "inspiring" and "uplifting" are for once entirely accurate in describing this engaging documentary.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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