Opening

43% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
41% If I Stay Aug 22
18% When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
8% Are You Here Aug 22
96% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
15% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
34% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
32% The Giver $12.3M
20% Into The Storm $7.9M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
65% Lucy $5.5M
39% Step Up: All In $2.7M
61% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
86% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

Premieres Tonight

33% BoJack Horseman: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
95% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Quantum Hoops

Quantum Hoops (2007)

tomatometer

82

Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 22
Fresh: 18 | Rotten: 4

Dry and upbeat, this story of overachieving academics struggling as underdog athletes is a winner (even if their basketball team isn't).

70

Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 3

Dry and upbeat, this story of overachieving academics struggling as underdog athletes is a winner (even if their basketball team isn't).

audience

90

liked it
Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 222

My Rating

Movie Info

UCSB alumnus Rick Greenwald documents the final week of the Caltech basketball team's 2006 season. The Caltech team's 240-game conference losing streak has spanned two decades, and this season's lineup includes five valedictorians who never played high-school basketball. David Duchovny narrates as the determined athletes search for that ever-elusive single win. Despite being mocked by opposing fans and facing remarkable adversity, the Caltech players strive to maintain the dedication,

- Official Site External Icon

Watch It Now

Latest News on Quantum Hoops

August 9, 2011:
Disney Shoots Quantum Hoops with Ben Stiller
He'll produce a feature version of the documentary about the college basketball team that played 21...

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (4)

Revenge of the Nerds minus laughs plus inspirational music equals Quantum Hoops.

May 16, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Amiable if easily distracted movie.

May 16, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Wry, good-natured picture.

May 16, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

David Duchovny narrates this inspirational account of Caltech's 2006 basketball season (yes, the school has a team, and at the time of filming, the squad had not won in 21 years).

May 14, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
Top Critic IconTop Critic

While it may not be the most absorbing subject for a feature documentary, the hoop dreams of a brainiac team that wants to win just once does make for an amusing diversion, especially with another season of college-bracket fever upon us.

March 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Couldn't the film have told the story of a single season or explored what it means for a team of genius scientists and math whizzes not to crack the code of their failure? We get glimpses and glosses but never a story.

March 28, 2008 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Cal Tech basketball team's story is subject of Rick Greenwald's captivatingly quirky Quantum Hoops, a film that's as smart as its subjects--the team of smart players who continue to push their game although they consistently lose.

June 27, 2009 Full Review Source: About.com
About.com

Quantum Hoops is a terrific film.

August 4, 2008 Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders
Entertainment Insiders

One of Quantum Hoops' favorite distractions from actual games is to look at the charmingly nerdy lives of Caltech students.

May 31, 2008 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

The combination of David Duchovny's wry narration and the genuine charm of Greenwald's subjects is pretty tough to resist.

May 16, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Scratching your head because you don't know why David Duchovny provides narration for Rick Greenwald's Quantum Hoops? Hint: the truth is out there.

May 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

I'm not a basketball fan in the slightest, but I will admit to being wrapped up in the tension of this incredibly rousing finale. After watching this inspiring documentary, I'm sure you'll feel the same way.

April 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

A pleasurable feature film that can't help but fall in love with these perennial losers...narrated with wonderful highball sincerity by David Duchovny.

March 27, 2008 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
BrianOrndorf.com

Everyone loves an underdog, but this is ridiculous!

January 29, 2008 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

America loves its athletes, but the scholars are just as driven, determined, and successful

November 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Movie Habit
Movie Habit

An unpretentious but goodhearted tale of exceptional intellectuals surviving a state of perpetual frustration.

November 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

These teams may be genuinely awful, or simply overmatched, but [director]Greenwald honors them, their brainy players and their Job-like coaches alike.

November 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

Quantum Hoops -- the debut documentary from Rick Greenwald -- is an absolute slam-dunk.

November 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Quantum Hoops

There are no audience reviews yet. Hurry, submit your review so you can be first!

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Quantum Hoops on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Critics Consensus
Critics Consensus

Sin City 2 is a So-So Sequel

<em>The Simpsons</em>
The Simpsons

Catch up on 25 seasons of hilarity

Total Recall
Total Recall

Robert Rodriguez's 10 Best Movies

Worst Summer Movies
Worst Summer Movies

We list the 60 worst since 1975

Red Carpet Roundup
Red Carpet Roundup

Best red carpet pictures of the week

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile