Crossover (2006)

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Critic Consensus: This heartfelt but incompetent, cliche-ridden sports picture is the cinematic equivalent of an airball.

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Director Preston A. Whitmore II brings the thrill of the street to the big screen with a fast-moving tale of underground basketball that proves no matter what team you play for, in the end it's all about how much game you've got. The stroke of midnight has sounded and the crowd has gathered; it's time for some basketball. Forget about the rules of the NBA, though, and throw those college credentials out the window because they don't mean a thing in this court. In a converted rail station, the only players who gain respect are the ones left standing when the clock hits zero, and the current champions have been standing way too tall for far too long. Now a new generation is ready to take over the top spot, and young hopefuls Tech (Anthony Mackie) and Cruise (Wesley Jonathan) are leading the charge. With everything on the line and the challenge of a lifetime before them, these too young street-ballers will be forced to out-dribble, out-shoot, and out-run their more experienced competitors in order to win the game and pave the way for the next crop of street smart shooters.
Rating: PG13 (for sexual content and some language)
Genre: Action & Adventure , Drama
Directed By: Preston A. Whitmore II
Written By: Preston A. Whitmore II
In Theaters: wide
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Cast

Eva Marcille
as Vanessa
Wesley Jonathan
as Noah Cruise
Neil Richardson
as ADR Voice
Eva Pigford
as Vanessa
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All Critics (63) | Top Critics (25)

A real air ball, so poorly scripted that most of the major plot developments occur offscreen.

Full Review… | December 26, 2006
Chicago Reader
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I hated this movie. It's a piece of junk.

Full Review… | September 5, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
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An end-of-summer throwaway that resembles last year's Supercross in its naked ineptitude and willingness to cut corners at every turn.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Much as they would like it to, basketball can't save the youthful inner-city players here. Nor does the ultra-fast-paced street version of the sport save this movie from predictability and tedium.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
USA Today
Top Critic

Just a few more tweaks and Crossover could have been something special -- a truly terrible movie to savor for the ages. But nooo, this street ball movie has to settle for middle-of-the-road badness.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
Washington Post
Top Critic

You can't blame Crossover for being comfortable with its own clichés. It's so blatantly formulaic that it actually grows on you if you don't dismiss it in the first five minutes.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
Seattle Times
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