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The First Basket Reviews

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Drew Toal
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

November 21, 2008
Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
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It uncovers a fascinating and largely forgotten chapter of the game's history that is well worth revisiting.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 14, 2008
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

David Vyorst's comprehensive and celebratory documentary presents the stats in one easy-to-follow, nicely organized 86 minutes.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

November 14, 2008
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A valuable reminder that for nearly three decades, basketball was dominated by Jewish players -- and coaches who found the sport an ideal vehicle for assimilation in the United States.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 31, 2008
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

Filled with terrific archival footage, The Last Basket is engrossing and fun, but tends to go on a bit too long.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 31, 2008
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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The First Basket, a functional (if narrowly interesting) history lesson by the filmmaker David Vyorst, recollects the rich history of Jewish participation in basketball.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 29, 2008
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

The First Basket is a moderately interesting documentary about a moderately interesting subject.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

November 4, 2008
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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When the history of the sport is allowed to unfold through the reminiscences of geriatric Yiddish pros, pic approaches the richness of its impressive archival trove. Too often, however, director David Vyorst's chauvinistic agenda intrudes.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 29, 2008
Drew Toal
Time Out New York
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Students of the game will find the archival footage interesting, but casual filmgoers will likely be frustrated by the slavish on-court devotion to unflashy fundamentals and the inexcusable lack of dunking.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

October 29, 2008
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Unforgiveable are the kitschy, Photoshopped graphics that maddeningly mock the defenseless interviewees from the sidelines.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 26, 2008
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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