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Thunderstruck (2012)

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Movie Info

NBA superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action- packed family film about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When Brian (Taylor Gray) magically switches basketball skills with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team... while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner means working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero's season. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: PG (for mild language and rude humor)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Eric Champnella, Jeff Farley, Darren Ashton, Shaun Angus Hall
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 4, 2012
Runtime:
Warner Premiere - Official Site

Cast

Kevin Durant
as Kevin Durant
James Belushi
as Coach Amross
Andrea Frankle
as Math Teacher
William Ragsdale
as Joe Newall
Robert Belushi
as Assistant Coach Dan
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Critic Reviews for Thunderstruck

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Sells itself on durable messages about strong work ethic, the importance of community relations and playing to one's individual potential.

Full Review… | August 24, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

Talent-swapping basketball tale is bland but OK for kids.

Full Review… | September 5, 2012
Common Sense Media

Headlining a less-than-mediocre kids' movie taints one's brand rather than enhancing it. Just ask Shaq.

Full Review… | August 31, 2012
Austin Chronicle

It might be more effective with a hint of subtlety and a premise that isn't so flimsy and formulaic.

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
Cinemalogue.com

The film has a great, if not commonplace, message: Work hard to get ahead. Don't take any shortcuts. Nothing wrong with kids wasting 90 minutes if they come away with that theme.

Full Review… | August 25, 2012
Movie Chambers

What should have otherwise been an easy layup of a film bounces off the backboard and rim, and misses its shot at being something special. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)

Full Review… | August 24, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Thunderstruck

½

NBA superstar Kevin Durant has got game. His biggest fan has none. Things are about to switch!

Good movie! One great message in this film is that talent isn't something you get; talent is something that you earn with hard work and dedication. It was predictable in its format and that last 10 minutes were basically a carbon copy of most other movies of this type, so don't be shocked. It isn't an Oscar contender, but compared to other movies starring athletes, this was a good one.

A fun and energetic family basketball movie starring Kevin Durant AS HIMSELF, a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16 year old fan. When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan magically switches talents with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team...while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner involves working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero's season.

MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

A nonsensical but fun movie that involves a boy getting Kevin Durant's basketball talent. It had annoying moments, but I enjoyed it for the most part. (First and only viewing - 4/22/2016)

This is a good movie it is very cool that they have Kevin Durant playing in this movie Kevin Durant is a good basketball player and this is a funny movie how Brian is not good at playing basketball but then all of a sudden turns good at playing basketball. Of course we all know that Brian took KD's talent away but then gave it back to him. We know that you can't take someone's talent away but every time I watch this movie I think of myself as Kevin Durrant this is a good movie to watch I would recommend it.
KD is a better role model i do think he is a better player LeBron is not a good role model so I would go with KD

Konrads2much
Konrad Anders

Thunderstruck Quotes

Kevin Durant: Hey, what up?
– Submitted by Colton G (3 years ago)
Brian: [to the coach] My name is Brian.
– Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
Brian: I wanna dunk like KD!
– Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)

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