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Thunderstruck (2012)

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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

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

August 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Talent-swapping basketball tale is bland but OK for kids.

September 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

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

August 31, 2012 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

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

August 29, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com
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.

August 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Chambers
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)

August 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Screen It!
Screen It!

This "Freaky Friday" with basketball keeps throwing airballs.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Beliefnet
Beliefnet

An innocuous boys' wish-fulfillment fantasy...that would be more at home on a family-friendly cable channel....But boys of a certain age--and their sports-minded dads--probably won't mind.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Bland, feebly acted comedy, concentrating more on laughs and half-realized messages of adolescent responsibility than solidifying a truly bizarre premise.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com
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"Thunderstruck" isn't especially funny or exciting, and its muddled lesson is about as convincing as Marv Albert's luxuriant russet wig. But it's not terrible.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Audience Reviews for Thunderstruck

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.
December 18, 2012
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    1. Kevin Durant: Hey, what up?
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    1. Brian: [to the coach] My name is Brian.
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
    1. Brian: I wanna dunk like KD!
    – Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)
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