Like Mike Reviews

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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.
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.
September 2, 2003
A fantasy fable that should keep everyone in the family entertained.
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.
August 1, 2002
As predictable as a Lakers championship.
July 11, 2002
A valueless kiddie paean to pro basketball underwritten by the NBA.
July 11, 2002
As with too many studio pics, plot mechanics get in the way of what should be the lighter-than-air adventure.
July 11, 2002
It's not so much a movie as a joint promotion for the National Basketball Association and teenaged rap and adolescent poster-boy Lil' Bow Wow.
July 11, 2002
Its sense of harmless, inoffensive wish fulfillment, along with its celebration of fatherhood ... is genuinely touching, if overly familiar and formulaic.
July 10, 2002
A featherweight kids' movie set against a heavily sponsored official NBA backdrop, John Schultz's Like Mike is superhero fantasy for sport-minded youngsters and the adults they watch TV with.
July 10, 2002
This is a lot of fun and Lil' Bow Wow, now calling himself Bow Wow, is very charming.
July 3, 2002
Slick piece of cross-promotion.
July 3, 2002
Pleasant but not more than recycled jock piffle.
July 3, 2002
A squeaky-clean, warmhearted movie parents can send kids to without worries.
July 3, 2002
One of the summer's pleasant surprises.
July 3, 2002
This isn't movie-making designed for a lot of scrutiny.
July 3, 2002
Both the slapstick and the schmaltz are workmanlike enough to keep the little ones' eyes wide and bright. Grown-ups should be prepared to have their nerves milked dry.
July 3, 2002
Essentially an unoriginal 'poor-lil'-orphan' story jazzed up with some crowd-pleasing hoops action and a string of cameo appearances by NBA stars such as Allen Iverson, Jason Kidd and Chris Webber.
July 3, 2002
A ho-hum effort populated by a far more engaging cast than it deserves.
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