64% The Maze Runner Sep 19
53% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
—— A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
92% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

13% No Good Deed $24.3M
73% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
36% The November Man $2.8M
33% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

68% The Equalizer Sep 26
69% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

—— Brickleberry: Season 3
—— The Mindy Project: Season 3
—— New Girl: Season 4

New Episodes Tonight

88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
83% Sons of Anarchy: Season 7

Discuss Last Night's Shows

71% Dallas: Season 3
62% Under the Dome: Season 2

Crossover (2006)



Average Rating: 3.2/10
Reviews Counted: 63
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 62

This heartfelt but incompetent, cliche-ridden sports picture is the cinematic equivalent of an airball.


Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 25
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 25

This heartfelt but incompetent, cliche-ridden sports picture is the cinematic equivalent of an airball.



liked it
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 102,478

My Rating

Movie Info

Director Preston A. Whitmore II brings the thrill of the street to the big screen with a fast-moving tale of underground basketball that proves no matter what team you play for, in the end it's all about how much game you've got. The stroke of midnight has sounded and the crowd has gathered; it's time for some basketball. Forget about the rules of the NBA, though, and throw those college credentials out the window because they don't mean a thing in this court. In a converted rail station, the


Drama, Action & Adventure

Feb 20, 2007


Sony Pictures Entertainment - Official Site External Icon

Watch It Now


Latest News on Crossover

September 5, 2006:
Box Office Wrapup: Invincible Scores Another Win at #1
Moviegoers had football on their minds for the second straight weekend as Disney's true-life NFL...
August 31, 2006:
Box Office Preview: "Crank" Closes Up Summer Movie Season
The summer movie season comes to an official end with the Labor Day holiday weekend unleashing three...


Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (62) | DVD (3)

A real air ball, so poorly scripted that most of the major plot developments occur offscreen.

December 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

I hated this movie. It's a piece of junk.

September 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic IconTop Critic

An end-of-summer throwaway that resembles last year's Supercross in its naked ineptitude and willingness to cut corners at every turn.

September 2, 2006 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Much as they would like it to, basketball can't save the youthful inner-city players here. Nor does the ultra-fast-paced street version of the sport save this movie from predictability and tedium.

September 1, 2006 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Just a few more tweaks and Crossover could have been something special -- a truly terrible movie to savor for the ages. But nooo, this street ball movie has to settle for middle-of-the-road badness.

September 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

You can't blame Crossover for being comfortable with its own clichés. It's so blatantly formulaic that it actually grows on you if you don't dismiss it in the first five minutes.

September 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Even though the plot forgoes the formulaic slam-dunk, hackneyed devices, low production values, and the stilted direction (by Preston A. Whitmore II) dribble the ball off the shoe and out of bounds.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

The movie is also burdened by some amateurish acting in supporting roles, but Mackie and Jonathan are the real deal, and they get good support from Wayne Brady as a smarmy sports agent.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

If BET made after school specials, this is what they would look like.

September 29, 2006 Full Review Source:

Writer-director Preston Whitmore II's basketball film is a well-intentioned but utterly clichéd slice of Detroit life.

September 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

There are dumb movies and then there is Crossover, a movie so devoid of logic it will leave you astounded.

September 23, 2006 Full Review Source:

The streetball scenes, much like the plot, have a few high points but never hit their stride.

September 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

The inspirational sports movie cliches notwithstanding, Crossover is just bad filmmaking that does not serve either its cast or its audience well.

September 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Here's a story that wanders all over the place with an ending that just about anybody could predict.

September 8, 2006 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

The beginning of Crossover looks like a mash-up of McG's Fastlane and Wayne Brady's storied appearance on Chappelle's Show.

September 7, 2006 Full Review Source: PopMatters

The movie looks as though it was edited in a Cuisinart, more concerned with frenetic cutting than coherent storytelling.

September 5, 2006 Full Review
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Despite a superb cast, Crossover dribbles slowly, with not nearly enough time on the basketball court.

September 4, 2006 Full Review Source:

Crossover's got game, not to mention the best of intentions. But it's too clunky by half.

September 2, 2006 Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun

The Annapolis of basketball movies... The movie bounces from scene to scene like some sort of round rubbery sphere.

September 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Can Magazine
Can Magazine

Detroit-born independent filmmaker Preston A. Whitmore II's astonishingly inept drama revolves around the high-stakes world of streetball and the efforts of two teenagers to resist its flash and cash temptations.

September 1, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for Crossover

Dialogue needed to be BELIEVABLE to keep me interested whenever the performers talked.The only one that held my interest whenever he spoke was Wayne Brady (Vaughn) even though he was the sinister mind in this flick...Anthony Mackie (Tech) shining moments were brilliantly portrayed in this movie...and the basketball moves were slickly portrayed. I liked this flick. Add another star if you are a Holcombe Rucker Park streetball fan ( NYC )!
February 26, 2007

Super Reviewer

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Crossover on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Red Carpet Roundup
Red Carpet Roundup

100 pics from Toronto Film Fest

Hunger Games
Hunger Games

New Mockingjay - Part 1 trailer

New on DVD & Blu-Ray
New on DVD & Blu-Ray

Godzilla, The Fault in Our Stars

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire

New reviews for "Good Listener"

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile