Love and Basketball Reviews

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February 9, 2001
This one has crossover hit written all over it.
January 1, 2000
It's in the small touches that this movie comes alive, and it's rare that directors can pull off this kind of thing.
January 1, 2000
Charming.
January 1, 2000
A worthy debut for writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood.
January 1, 2000
An engaging sport-romance.
January 1, 2000
In one scene a coach preaches to his team, 'Offense sells tickets. Defense wins games.' Prince-Bythewood subscribes to such a substance-over-style strategy as she resists flash and cheap dramatics.
January 1, 2000
Familiar but appealing ground.
January 1, 2000
Love and Basketball is never really more than an amiable Cinderella story, but it leavens its subject with such heart, such idealism and such pure eroticism that it's nearly a total success.
January 1, 2000
Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps do not disappoint. Alfre Woodward and Debi Morgan sneak in very strong performances. Go see this.
January 1, 2000
Though occasionally too glossy for its own good, the film is consistently intelligent.
January 1, 2000
Monica is such a dynamic individual presence that she overwhelms almost everything else in Love and Basketball.
January 1, 2000
A sweet tale.
January 1, 2000
As predictable and arbitrary as Quincy and Monica's heel-dragging journey toward amorous bliss often is, Lathan and Epps infuse a startling amount of unforced erotic juice and emotional depth into their portrayals of the star-crossed jock paramours.
January 1, 2000
A little treat of a tale that is exciting, touching and even moving.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
An impressive first effort.
January 1, 2000
A breath of fresh air.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood has crafted a funny, heartfelt script that is attuned to the ways we can be weak without being bad people.
January 1, 2000
It's the rare sports film that favors the woman's struggle over the man's in a male-dominated sport, and even rarer to reveal such a sharp, savvy contrast.
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