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Crossover Reviews

December 26, 2006
A real air ball, so poorly scripted that most of the major plot developments occur offscreen.
September 5, 2006
I hated this movie. It's a piece of junk.
September 2, 2006
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 | Original Score: D
September 1, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 1, 2006
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.
September 1, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/4
September 1, 2006
Crossover has one redeeming quality: a heart that's in the right place. It's a bad movie with a good message -- but does anyone really want to pay $10 for an ABC After School Special version of He Got Game?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 1, 2006
A lot of Crossover's manifest failings could be forgiven if the on-court action was thrilling. But Space Jam had better basketball scenes. For that matter, so did Dr. J's The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 1, 2006
Bling is bad and friends are good in this story of temptation, rivalry and buck-wild cheerleaders set in the world of Detroit street basketball.
September 1, 2006
The games and setting aren't gritty enough to let this urban sports drama crossover into something a general audience would care to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 1, 2006
For a movie centered on a game without rules, Crossover is pretty formulaic.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 1, 2006
I'll believe that Kevin Federline is a Renaissance man, Mel Gibson loves matzoh and George Pataki is going to be our next president before I'll believe the premise of this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
September 1, 2006
An inner-city drama promoting themes of friendship, loyalty and the value of a good education should be a welcome event, but writer-director Preston Whitmore's Crossover is so badly conceived and executed, its good intentions don't help.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 1, 2006
Cross Crossover off your list of movies to see.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 1, 2006
Crossover expects moviegoers to ignore the inept script and acting and root for its characters anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 1, 2006
Earnest and predictable, Crossover deserves more than the horselaughs that will probably greet it in theaters -- but not a lot more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 31, 2006
While director-screenwriter Preston A. Whitmore II's film is to be admired for its proponing the values of a higher education over the dream of a career in the NBA, its dialogue, characterizations and situations rarely transcend the level of cliche.
August 31, 2006
Crossover is a movie that fouls out in the first half.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 31, 2006
The underground version of basketball known as streetball comes above ground in Crossover, but the fascinating freeform game gets screened out by a ludicrous soap opera with poor dramatic moves.
August 31, 2006
The movie just flails away at a lot of plot points that are either second-hand playground hustles straight out of White Man Can't Jump -- or second-rate.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 31, 2006
Crossover comes with more swooshing/zapping/whamming sound effects than a year's worth of The O'Reilly Factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2006
Compared to those prodigious in-your-face fakes, alley oops and slam dunks, the movie's trite, trash-talking dialogue and drippy do-the-right-thing message fall as flat as an airball.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 31, 2006
The streetball scenes offer some nifty trick plays, but the rest of Crossover features poorly dressed sets, cheap-looking costumes and locations, and silly histrionics.
August 30, 2006
Crossover skimps on court-level pyrotechnics (we get a game in the beginning and, of course, a big game at the end, and that's about it) in favor of dry urban melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 30, 2006
A couple of dramatic plot points come and go with the speed of a buzzer-beating shot. And like the style of play the film glorifies, it's all flash and no fundamentals.