Blue Chips Reviews

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September 7, 2011
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.
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.
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.
October 9, 2005
August 16, 2005
February 17, 2005
January 24, 2005
August 25, 2004
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.
May 20, 2003
January 20, 2003
July 29, 2002
July 25, 2002
Worth seeing for Nolte's force-of-nature performance and the novelty of Shaq "emoting."
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
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.
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