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Love and Basketball Reviews

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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Told largely from the point of view of the woman, this career-versus-love story still develops the perspective of the man persuasively, as Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps reveal their characters' motives with nuances of expression that transcend the dialogue.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 26, 2007
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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The pic is so well directed and lead performance by Sanaa Lathan so charismatic that audiences will overlook the script's flaws and root for the central duo.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Stylishly shot and bursting with visual and sexual energy, this is confident black women's film-making and an eloquent tribute to the girl with the permanently grazed knees -- and about time too.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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Satisfying, enjoyable and smart.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B

July 21, 2005
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Mawkishly heartfelt, but actress Sanaa Lathan performs as if she were lit from within.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 7, 2004
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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An unusual but engaging mix of the overwrought and the understated, a picture that, at two hours plus, keeps threatening to overstay its welcome and yet always pulls us back into its conversational orbit.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

December 23, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The humor is terrific, the cinematography has a burnished glow, and the score is lush.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 9, 2001
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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This one has crossover hit written all over it.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 9, 2001
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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It's in the small touches that this movie comes alive, and it's rare that directors can pull off this kind of thing.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 1, 2000
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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Love and Basketball offers a rare gimpse into the life of female athletes, and Lathan's got all the right moves.

January 1, 2000
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Has more than enough charm, skilled performances and appealing characters to score when it has to.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
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But this is a romance movie and the main questions are: 'Did you believe in the love?' and 'Did it make you feel good?' Answers to both: Yes.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie is not as taut as it could have been, but I prefer its emotional perception to the pumped-up sports cliches I was sort of expecting.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Gemma Files
Film.com
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A startling debut full of emotional depth and political punch.

January 1, 2000
Andy Seiler
USA Today
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One wishes producer Spike Lee had stepped in to give the dialogue some sass.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Phoebe Flowers
Miami Herald
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Love and Basketball is never really more than an amiable Cinderella story, but it leavens its subject with such heart, such idealism and such pure eroticism that it's nearly a total success.

January 1, 2000
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Offers a pleasant double whammy of roundball and romance.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

January 1, 2000
Amy Taubin
Village Voice
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The most passionate, clear-sighted movie ever made about women in sports.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Bob Thomas
Associated Press
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The plot is convoluted and overlong, but the actors make it fresh and involving.

January 1, 2000
John Anderson
Newsday
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Uneven, a bit stilted, but with a solid cast.

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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It's Hollywood's first good film built around a woman basketball player.

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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An engaging sport-romance.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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In one scene a coach preaches to his team, 'Offense sells tickets. Defense wins games.' Prince-Bythewood subscribes to such a substance-over-style strategy as she resists flash and cheap dramatics.

January 1, 2000
Andrea C. Basora
Newsweek
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Love and Basketball never really reconciles the two elements of its title and ultimately basketball is forced to take a backseat to love.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

January 1, 2000
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review Source: Denver Rocky Mountain News | Original Score: B-

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Like a really satisfying game, the score at the end of each is no indication of who will win at the final buzzer.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

January 1, 2000
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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Love and basketball -- if you like either one, here is a movie for you.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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Defeated by a labored, screenplay in this overlong, clunky love story about a boy and a girl brought together, then driven apart, by their basketball ambitions.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Although not a slam-dunk, it's a satisfying lay-up.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It too often dribbles instead of scoring, wasting time with talking-head confrontations when the real action should be in the bedroom and on the court.

January 1, 2000
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Epps and Lathan make terrific teammates.

January 1, 2000
Sean Means
Film.com
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Charming.

January 1, 2000
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