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Crossover Reviews

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
September 1, 2006
Crossover has one redeeming quality: a heart that's in the right place. It's a bad movie with a good message -- but does anyone really want to pay $10 for an ABC After School Special version of He Got Game?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 1, 2006
A lot of Crossover's manifest failings could be forgiven if the on-court action was thrilling. But Space Jam had better basketball scenes. For that matter, so did Dr. J's The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
September 1, 2006
An amateurish hodgepodge of drama clichés and tired music video-style techniques, Crossover is a baldly contrived narrative.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
September 1, 2006
Bling is bad and friends are good in this story of temptation, rivalry and buck-wild cheerleaders set in the world of Detroit street basketball.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 1, 2006
The games and setting aren't gritty enough to let this urban sports drama crossover into something a general audience would care to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
September 1, 2006
For a movie centered on a game without rules, Crossover is pretty formulaic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 1, 2006
I'll believe that Kevin Federline is a Renaissance man, Mel Gibson loves matzoh and George Pataki is going to be our next president before I'll believe the premise of this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
September 1, 2006
An inner-city drama promoting themes of friendship, loyalty and the value of a good education should be a welcome event, but writer-director Preston Whitmore's Crossover is so badly conceived and executed, its good intentions don't help.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 1, 2006
Crossover has too much going for it. It has a wonderful message about making smart life choices, but the story shuffles among too many subjects -- sports, romance, friendship -- to let audiences hear it clearly.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
September 1, 2006
Crossover could've used a little more sports action in place of some overwrought melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
September 1, 2006
Cross Crossover off your list of movies to see.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 1, 2006
Crossover expects moviegoers to ignore the inept script and acting and root for its characters anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 1, 2006
The would-be street hoopster characters of Crossover have plenty of flashy, original moves. Sadly, the movie itself has none.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 1, 2006
Earnest and predictable, Crossover deserves more than the horselaughs that will probably greet it in theaters -- but not a lot more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 1, 2006
The only thing that makes the game streetball, as is explained by overexpository dialogue, is that strict rules aren't really enforced, and the players are allowed to travel. I know what you're thinking -- how is this different from the NBA?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
September 1, 2006
The writing is unimaginative -- Tech says 'snap' more often than that elf from the cereal commercials.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 1, 2006
The talky script, by the movie's director Preston A. Whitmore II, is delivered with all the flair of bad community theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
September 1, 2006
Clunky, cliché-filled and embarrassingly melodramatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
September 1, 2006
This is a neo-minstral show.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.9/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
September 1, 2006
If you're old enough to see how shamelessly manipulative and predictable it is, you're too old for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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