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Hoop Dreams Reviews

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May 20, 2003
The film's great achievement is to reveal the relentless way in which coaches and recruiters refuse to see Arthur and William as anything other than social cliches.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
The viewer, like the boys' parents, coaches and friends, can't help but get caught up in Gates and Agee's dreams.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
April 9, 2003
The finest documentary of the 1990s.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 27, 2002
Fascinating look at the whole culture behind college basketball recruiting. Very well structured and edited.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2002
Should absolutely thrill fans of basketball and/or documentary filmmaking.
| Original Score: 5/5
January 9, 2002
Novelistic in scope and texture, the film does justice to the complexity of these boys' lives and opens up exciting new possibilities for nonfiction films.
January 1, 2000
This picture has a legitimate dramatic structure that is equally as compelling as a scripted slice of fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Along the way it becomes a revealing and heartbreaking story about life in America.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The most powerful movie about sports ever made.
January 1, 2000
An extraordinarily affecting documentary.
January 1, 2000
More of an extended, rousing sociology lesson than anything else, it's also the single most remarkable documentary to come down the pike in a long while. And I'm not even a basektball fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Film making at its absolute best.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
A film that is so rich, so involving, so compelling... that superlatives seem inadequate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Too long and very self-indulgent, but it's certainly a fine effort.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A documentary that breathes new life into the subject by showing the everyday reality of that dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This is a documentary that sustains interest for its entire 174-minute length.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
January 1, 2000
It is not simply a great documentary; it is one of the best films of any kind you will see this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 13, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
September 27, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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