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Quantum Hoops Reviews

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Jennifer Merin
June 27, 2009
Cal Tech basketball team's story is subject of Rick Greenwald's captivatingly quirky Quantum Hoops, a film that's as smart as its subjects--the team of smart players who continue to push their game although they consistently lose.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
August 4, 2008
Quantum Hoops is a terrific film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
May 31, 2008
One of Quantum Hoops' favorite distractions from actual games is to look at the charmingly nerdy lives of Caltech students.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 16, 2008
Revenge of the Nerds minus laughs plus inspirational music equals Quantum Hoops.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 16, 2008
Amiable if easily distracted movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 16, 2008
The combination of David Duchovny's wry narration and the genuine charm of Greenwald's subjects is pretty tough to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
May 16, 2008
Wry, good-natured picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 8, 2008
Scratching your head because you don't know why David Duchovny provides narration for Rick Greenwald's Quantum Hoops? Hint: the truth is out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Campos
Film Threat
April 16, 2008
I'm not a basketball fan in the slightest, but I will admit to being wrapped up in the tension of this incredibly rousing finale. After watching this inspiring documentary, I'm sure you'll feel the same way.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
March 28, 2008
While it may not be the most absorbing subject for a feature documentary, the hoop dreams of a brainiac team that wants to win just once does make for an amusing diversion, especially with another season of college-bracket fever upon us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 28, 2008
Couldn't the film have told the story of a single season or explored what it means for a team of genius scientists and math whizzes not to crack the code of their failure? We get glimpses and glosses but never a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
March 27, 2008
A pleasurable feature film that can't help but fall in love with these perennial losers...narrated with wonderful highball sincerity by David Duchovny.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
February 8, 2008
A fascinating look into student life of the past and present.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christopher Null
January 29, 2008
Everyone loves an underdog, but this is ridiculous!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
November 17, 2007
America loves its athletes, but the scholars are just as driven, determined, and successful
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
November 5, 2007
An unpretentious but goodhearted tale of exceptional intellectuals surviving a state of perpetual frustration.
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News
November 2, 2007
These teams may be genuinely awful, or simply overmatched, but [director]Greenwald honors them, their brainy players and their Job-like coaches alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
November 2, 2007
Quantum Hoops -- the debut documentary from Rick Greenwald -- is an absolute slam-dunk.
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John Anderson
November 1, 2007
Although Greenwald has made a fairly lighthearted film, replete with playful graphics and humorous digressions, it does prompt some serious reflection on what college sports are really all about.
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
November 1, 2007
The Caltech Beavers are a surprisingly charming group of overachievers who prove to have as much heart on the court as they do brains in the classroom.
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