1 Love (2003)





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Essentially a cinematic love letter to the game of basketball, this documentary was helmed by filmmaker Leon Gast, the Academy Award-winning director of When We Were Kings. Featuring such basketball luminaries as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant, the film explores the game's modern roots on the blacktop courts of urban America and charts its rise to one of the most popular sports in the world. 1 Love screened at Norway's 2003 Filmquart Film Festival.
PG (for some language and thematic material)
Documentary , Sports & Fitness
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Critic Reviews for 1 Love

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Because it aims to tell the entire story of basketball in just 90 minutes, 1 Love glosses over most of its material, leaving us wanting more.

March 7, 2004
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for 1 Love

I've had this for a while but just recently finally watched it. It's a must watch for fans of basketball. It doesn't cover the entire history all that well but it does touch on many of the key elements of the game and how it's evolved over time. I found it kind of funny how much bias certain demographics have. You saw how the streetballers think that they're guys from yesteryear were better than Michael Jordan. You saw how the old-timers from before the NBA existed try and bash modern players. Honestly, the only people who were interesting to hear were Phil Jackson and Mike Krzyzewski. I would love to see an updated 90-minute special with just Phil and Coach K discussing what's occurred in the last decade since 1 Love was put together.

Bruce Balsinde
Bruce Balsinde

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