Like Mike Reviews

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December 25, 2010
Lil Bow Wow in family friendly fantasy.
March 25, 2008
[A] summer-weight but winsome basketball fantasy.
March 25, 2008
Director John Schultz's movie is as lame and predictable as you'd imagine, and it's chock full of orphanage cliches.
December 30, 2006
It's formulaic stuff but done with enough gusto to entertain.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Bow Wow makes an impressive film debut; parents and children will love Calv's plucky can-do attitude; and the action sequences are given a little more oomph due to the presence of real life basketball pros.
December 6, 2005
There's no excuse to come within a hundred feet of a screen playing this monstrosity of a movie.
January 12, 2004
There's no joke about the wretchedness that is Like Mike--except the cruel one on anyone who gets suckered into watching this crap.
September 2, 2003
A fantasy fable that should keep everyone in the family entertained.
February 8, 2003
...Full of stereotypical characters, plot holes, and unconvincing dialogue delivered by a host of so-so actors...
January 7, 2003
Though it doesn't exactly offer any great shakes in terms of plot or character development, the film's entertaining enough to be watched by kids and adults alike.
January 6, 2003
This irritatingly feeble basketball movie for kids is co-produced by the NBA, for whom it is pretty candidly designed as a giant feature-length commercial.
December 17, 2002
[A] dire sports film.
November 28, 2002
Basically, this deeply unimaginative film is a feature-length advertisement for the NBA, sponsored by Nike.
November 22, 2002
A fantasy fable that should keep everyone in the family entertained.
October 17, 2002
Hey, any movie that has Crispin Glover running an orphanage is good for a laugh.
October 15, 2002
A cheery, crowd-pleasing sports fantasy built around a winning performance from a very young rap star.
September 18, 2002
If a movie has to be wholesome OR enjoyable, I'd rather it be enjoyable. But when one comes along that's both, I'm glad to recommend it.
August 3, 2002
Like Mike is hard to hate, but it's placid and uninspired, never delivering the goods
August 1, 2002
As predictable as a Lakers championship.
July 15, 2002
A movie for 11-year-old boys with sports dreams of their own and the preteen girls who worship Lil' Bow Wow.
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