Love and Basketball - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Love and Basketball Reviews

Page 2 of 5
January 1, 2000
Falls far short of the challenging film it aspires to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Charming.
January 1, 2000
A startling debut full of emotional depth and political punch.
January 1, 2000
With its beautiful stars, posh settings and clearly delineated lines between men and women, viewers will comfortably swallow Love and Basketball's feminist undertones.
January 1, 2000
Love and Basketball wears out its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
A sweet tale.
January 1, 2000
Like a really satisfying game, the score at the end of each is no indication of who will win at the final buzzer.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
It is especially nice to see a movie with a primarily black cast that has a genuine feel for the culture but avoids the usual clichés.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
For all its clever basketball metaphoring, the movie does best when portraying the hard work that goes into love and happiness.
January 1, 2000
A worthy debut for writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood.
January 1, 2000
Not a slam-dunk, perhaps, but a pretty convincing win.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Surprise! Love and Basketball is a movie that deftly combines a basketball obsession with a heartfelt love story.
January 1, 2000
It's refreshing to see a film featuring African Americans without a single gun or scene of drug use, and one that isn't candy-coated.
Read More | Original Score: 76/100
January 1, 2000
The most passionate, clear-sighted movie ever made about women in sports.
January 1, 2000
Epps and Lathan share MVP honors with their novice director, as Love and Basketball chalks up a 'W.'
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps do not disappoint. Alfre Woodward and Debi Morgan sneak in very strong performances. Go see this.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Recommended for its willingness to tackle more than just winning or losing the game.
January 1, 2000
Excessively long, agonizingly self-indulgent and full of nails-across-a-blackboard music.
January 1, 2000
Love and Basketball may not break any new ground, but, like the tulips around the neighborhood, it's always nice to see something pretty, even if we've seen it before.
January 1, 2000
An engaging sport-romance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Page 2 of 5