You don't have to give a hoot about basketball to enjoy this movie. This is a movie about identifying with, admiring and responding to achievement in any form.
| Original Score: B+
It is a dream fulfilled.
| Original Score: 4/4
Here's a twist on the plucky underdog sports movie. The Other Dream Team adds rock 'n' roll and eastern European history to the rah-rah mix.
| Original Score: 3/4
If you root for documentaries with heart, "The Other Dream Team" is a slam dunk.
Adding detailed historical context, the quirky feel-good story becomes a tragedy and a lesson. And that makes the victories resonate even more.
Clearly, there's a story here. The documentary "The Other Dream Team" tells it in a smart, lively, if somewhat hectic fashion.
An inspirational if overly talkative new documentary that lives at the intersection of nationalism and sport.
The movie sticks to the basic facts and patronizes viewers with plentiful music cues and other emotional pointers; you'd be better off learning this story from an old issue of Sports Illustrated.
Markevicius tells this incredible yarn through the significantly less exciting format of an ESPN-style doc, which gets the job done with minimal flourish.
| Original Score: B
The title may be less than creative and the bare-bones plot synopsis hardly feels compelling, yet the documentary offers a fascinating and heartfelt examination of history through the microcosm of one sport.
The presentation is conventional in style but uplifting in spirit, and worth seeing even if you know nothing about basketball.
| Original Score: 2/4
A sports film to remember.
| Original Score: 4/5
The production's focus is split-properly and effectively-between basketball and realpolitik.
Augmented by a trove of archival footage reaching back to the 1930s, Jesse Feldman's buoyant cinematography merges political history and sports mania into a triumphant timeline.
| Original Score: 3/5
I fully expect The Other Dream Team to join Do You Believe in Miracles? and Undefeated in your inspirational-sports-doc rotation.
Draws on archival footage and firsthand accounts from both players and outside observers to reveal the complex interaction of politics and athletics that colored the Euro-on-Euro competition.
An uplifting docu from longtime producer and first-time director Marius Markevicius about the nation's unique love affair with basketball.
Triumph on the basketball court catalyzes national identity for Lithuania in this historical/magical masterwork.