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Linsanity Reviews

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
January 24, 2014
Linsanity offers lots for b-ball fans, but also has a higher purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
January 23, 2014
At age 25, the likable and surprisingly humble Lin has so little career behind him and, his fans hope, so much more ahead, that his onscreen soul searching about lost opportunities and early missed dreams rings hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
October 10, 2013
A little game footage can go a long way; and a lot of game footage, no matter how good, goes a very long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
October 4, 2013
As a piece of filmmaking, Linsanity is scattershot and too reliant on newsreels. And the interviews, most of all with the religiously devout Lin are, alas, fairly unrevealing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
October 4, 2013
Leong's film isn't particularly stylish, but it makes the most of the climactic Knicks footage, as well as showcasing a sweetly goofy side of the 25-year-old ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
October 3, 2013
You may have watched Lin's rise to national prominence the first time, but it's still easy to get caught up in the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times
October 3, 2013
Lin raised his game's possibilities; you just wish that Mr. Leong had raised his.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2013
A plethora of Lin family home-video clips, riveting archival and Leong-shot footage ... help tell the icon's remarkable story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 3, 2013
Banal and fawning, with Lin coming off as a pious, charmless subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly
October 3, 2013
Linsanity doesn't -- and shouldn't -- hide its star's religious beliefs. But the doc should have the courage to explore them.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Justin Chang
Variety
February 5, 2013
[Its] strong but wholly appropriate Christian overtones may alienate some fans, but this is rousing fare ...