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March 25, 2008
Watching various hoop stars and legends trying to act is cringeworthy, O'Neal particularly bad, but Friedkin's movie, written by sports film specialist Shelton has a lot of passion.
March 25, 2008
A good concept fails to become a good movie in this predictable tale of corruption in college basketball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 25, 2008
A deafness-inducing but otherwise ho-hum would-be expose of shady recruiting practices by college basketball programs.
March 25, 2008
Not even an unsentimental basketball fan like director William Friedkin can wash away all the corn syrup.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
This hard-hitting college basketball drama marks a notable return to form for William Friedkin.
May 26, 2006
[An] effective, if overlong basketball drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 20, 2003
If Mr. Friedkin didn't have to work so strenuously framing two-shots of Mr. Nolte with this seven-foot athlete, it might be hard to remember that Mr. O'Neal has a day job.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 25, 2002
Worth seeing for Nolte's force-of-nature performance and the novelty of Shaq "emoting."
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
A rare example of an entry into this genre that attempts to be honest and unique.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
What Friedkin brings to the story is a tone that feels completely accurate; the movie is a morality play, told in the realistic, sometimes cynical terms of modern high-pressure college sports.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The filmmakers don't get the ball into the Shaq-man's hands enough -- both literally and figuratively -- to make this personable giant's screen debut memorable.
January 1, 2000
If it wasn't for some exciting roundball action, Shaquille O'Neal's hulking-dunking presence and a wonderfully guttural performance from coach Nick Nolte, you'd slither off the bench asleep.
January 1, 2000
It is a very homogenized movie that never offends, yet never seems to be for real either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Much of the movie's problem, I suspect, comes from the vast use of non-professionals in dramatic roles, whose charismatic abilities should be restricted to the basketball court and not the dramatic arena.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
The film is quite entertaining in its own right and Nolte does give it a tremendous boost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The on-court action is fairly bland, and photographed from all the wrong angles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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