Opening

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28% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

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More Than a Game Reviews

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Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine

Conforms to the classic three-act story structure of unexpected success followed by hubristic downfall followed by triumphant return.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 29, 2009
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Somewhat engaging and well-edited with stylish cinematography and great music, but it ultimately falls short in terms of offering insightful and provocative revelations.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 5.9/10

October 3, 2009
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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Belman only skims the surface; even his depiction of the admirable Joyce (who ditched corporate America to chase his dream of being a mentor) shows a preference for tidy sound bites over intense inquiry.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

September 30, 2009
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

Despite opening with a statement that basketball should be a means to an end rather than an end in itself, the film itself is about 99.9% basketball.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 5/10

October 16, 2009
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly

Let's start with the title, which is problematic by nature: There is nothing more than a game on display here.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 2/4

October 14, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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There's no "I" in team. But there are two in stultifying.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

October 2, 2009
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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An inspiring story that works very hard to remind you it's an inspiring story at every opportunity.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

September 29, 2009
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Good game footage, a few clear looks at the kids behind it, but mostly as processed as Space Jam.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 29, 2009
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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evoted fans of the game, and especially of LeBron James, will love More Than a Game. The skeptical and the curious may find themselves wanting more.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

October 2, 2009
Josh Levin
Slate
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While More Than a Game succeeds in depicting the friends' deep mutual affection, the edges of the LeBron James story are too often smoothed to a dull, inspirational point.

Full Review Source: Slate

October 8, 2009
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Belman doesn't look into the bigger problems of James' team jet-setting across the country during the school year, or the spectacle allowed to build up around him.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

October 1, 2009
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The film is pretty superficial in its reporting and is by-the-numbers in its storytelling. If the subjects weren't interesting, the movie would be a complete snore.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

October 15, 2009
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Really, it's just an extension of the LeBron James brand, released to coincide with a book on the same subject and designed to explore the star's humble roots even while further buffing his galactic glitter.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

October 30, 2009
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 2, 2009

National Post

| Original Score: 2.5/4

October 2, 2009

While not a particularly great documentary, it succeeds hugely at what it sets out to do, aided by a dramatic storyline that would probably be dismissed as too fantastically implausible if it was in a fiction film.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 6/10

June 13, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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There is dazzling basketball here and an interesting father-son relationship (Coach Dru Joyce was father of the shortest player on the team).

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

October 14, 2009
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Maybe Belman's film will instill in youngsters an interest in documentaries, of which this is a generally fine example.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 2, 2009
Michael Phillips
At the Movies
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Around the halfway point when the LeBron James crew runs into some adversity beyond the socioeconomic circumstances that get short shrift in the movie, it starts getting pretty good.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

October 5, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Sometimes the narrative suffers from a surfeit of hindsight -- earnest sermonizing on the importance of friendship, family and dedication in the boys' development. The sermons are worthy ones, though, and Mr. Belman's film dramatizes what it preaches.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

October 2, 2009
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