Hoop Dreams Reviews

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March 21, 2007
A prodigious achievement that conveys the fabric of modern American life, aspirations and incidentally, sports, in close-up and at length, Hoop Dreams is a documentary slam dunk.
December 30, 2006
This is the best type of documentary, giving an intensely personal story you can't help but become involved in, and also raises fundamental issues about America in the 90s.
July 24, 2006
Boasting an epic scale, and a running time to match, this seminal docu, an absorbing anatomy of the American Dream in Chicago's inner-city, has more passion, compassion and suspense than most Hollywood fictional stories.
June 24, 2006
Unforgettable.
April 13, 2006
Stunning documentary which should have won an Oscar.
September 27, 2005
July 5, 2005
unfolds like life itself, with unexpected ups and downs, joys and disappointments both small and large, and a sense of lived experience
June 8, 2005
An ironic drama so beautifully sculpted it could be transposed without alteration into a fictional film.
May 26, 2005
A remarkable film saturated with ironic twists, heartbreaking scenarios and moments of pure jubilation.
December 15, 2004
June 4, 2004
December 10, 2003
December 1, 2003
September 4, 2003
July 30, 2003
One of the most widely discussed and well-received documentaries of the decade.
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.
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.
May 1, 2003
April 9, 2003
The finest documentary of the 1990s.
December 31, 2002
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