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The Other Dream Team Reviews

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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 1, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dave Hoekstra
Chicago Sun-Times
October 26, 2012
It is a dream fulfilled.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
October 26, 2012
In an era when so much of the focus in sports is on the glam and the glitz, it's nice to be reminded that it can still be about heart and soul, too.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2012
If you root for documentaries with heart, "The Other Dream Team" is a slam dunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
October 11, 2012
Adding detailed historical context, the quirky feel-good story becomes a tragedy and a lesson. And that makes the victories resonate even more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
October 11, 2012
Clearly, there's a story here. The documentary "The Other Dream Team" tells it in a smart, lively, if somewhat hectic fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 11, 2012
An inspirational if overly talkative new documentary that lives at the intersection of nationalism and sport.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
October 11, 2012
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.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 11, 2012
Markevicius tells this incredible yarn through the significantly less exciting format of an ESPN-style doc, which gets the job done with minimal flourish.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
October 5, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 28, 2012
The presentation is conventional in style but uplifting in spirit, and worth seeing even if you know nothing about basketball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 27, 2012
A sports film to remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
September 27, 2012
The production's focus is split-properly and effectively-between basketball and realpolitik.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 27, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
September 25, 2012
I fully expect The Other Dream Team to join Do You Believe in Miracles? and Undefeated in your inspirational-sports-doc rotation.
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
September 11, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
February 3, 2012
An uplifting docu from longtime producer and first-time director Marius Markevicius about the nation's unique love affair with basketball.
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
January 24, 2012
Triumph on the basketball court catalyzes national identity for Lithuania in this historical/magical masterwork.