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Hoop Dreams Reviews

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Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

February 22, 2004
Hollis Griffin
Common Sense Media

Stunning documentary, great for older kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2011
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Epic is a word that suits Hoop Dreams well: The film seems to encompass not just a few individuals' stories, but draw archetypes out of them to personify the larger world around.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 5/5

January 24, 2011
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

December 15, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Along the way it becomes a revealing and heartbreaking story about life in America.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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This picture has a legitimate dramatic structure that is equally as compelling as a scripted slice of fiction.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Should absolutely thrill fans of basketball and/or documentary filmmaking.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 25, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 3/5

July 27, 2002
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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A prodigious achievement that conveys the fabric of modern American life, aspirations and incidentally, sports, in close-up and at length, Hoop Dreams is a documentary slam dunk.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 21, 2007
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

This is a documentary that sustains interest for its entire 174-minute length.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 6/8

January 1, 2000
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

It's the closest movie equivalent to the great American novel I've seen in years.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

September 24, 2007
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 4/5

December 1, 2003
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 5/5

October 13, 2007
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Steve James's remarkable example of cinéma vérité tells the problematic journey of high school basketball stars William Gates and Arthur Agee, two African-American teenagers growing up in Chicago ghettos.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A+

July 16, 2013
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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A heady dose of the American dream and the American nightmare combined -- a numbing investigation of how one point on an exam or one basket or turnover in a game can make all the difference in a family's fortunes.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 21, 2007
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Too long and very self-indulgent, but it's certainly a fine effort.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Unforgettable.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2002
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Ao acompanharem seis anos das vidas de sua dupla de protagonistas, James e sua equipe criaram um filme revelador, complexo e, acima de tudo, profundamente tocante.

| Original Score: 5/5

February 9, 2008
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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An extraordinarily affecting documentary.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
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