Like Mike Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 25, 2010
Lil Bow Wow in family friendly fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
March 25, 2008
[A] summer-weight but winsome basketball fantasy.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 25, 2008
Director John Schultz's movie is as lame and predictable as you'd imagine, and it's chock full of orphanage cliches.

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
It's formulaic stuff but done with enough gusto to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Bow Wow makes an impressive film debut; parents and children will love Calv's plucky can-do attitude; and the action sequences are given a little more oomph due to the presence of real life basketball pros.
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
There's no excuse to come within a hundred feet of a screen playing this monstrosity of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Michael Dequina
January 12, 2004
There's no joke about the wretchedness that is Like Mike--except the cruel one on anyone who gets suckered into watching this crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Neil Smith
September 2, 2003
A fantasy fable that should keep everyone in the family entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Full of stereotypical characters, plot holes, and unconvincing dialogue delivered by a host of so-so actors...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Apollo Guide
January 7, 2003
Though it doesn't exactly offer any great shakes in terms of plot or character development, the film's entertaining enough to be watched by kids and adults alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
Peter Bradshaw
January 6, 2003
This irritatingly feeble basketball movie for kids is co-produced by the NBA, for whom it is pretty candidly designed as a giant feature-length commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2002
[A] dire sports film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 28, 2002
Basically, this deeply unimaginative film is a feature-length advertisement for the NBA, sponsored by Nike.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Neil Smith
November 22, 2002
A fantasy fable that should keep everyone in the family entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
October 17, 2002
Hey, any movie that has Crispin Glover running an orphanage is good for a laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A cheery, crowd-pleasing sports fantasy built around a winning performance from a very young rap star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
If a movie has to be wholesome OR enjoyable, I'd rather it be enjoyable. But when one comes along that's both, I'm glad to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 3, 2002
Like Mike is hard to hate, but it's placid and uninspired, never delivering the goods
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
August 1, 2002
As predictable as a Lakers championship.
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
July 15, 2002
A movie for 11-year-old boys with sports dreams of their own and the preteen girls who worship Lil' Bow Wow.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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