The Other Dream Team Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 4, 2012
...a deeply interesting, if conventionally structured and unflashy, documentary ... about the reassertion of national identity after generations of foreign oppression and the role of sport in nation building.
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 1, 2012
You don't have to give a hoot about basketball to enjoy this movie. This is a movie about identifying with, admiring and responding to achievement in any form.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dave Hoekstra
Chicago Sun-Times
October 26, 2012
It is a dream fulfilled.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 26, 2012
Here's a twist on the plucky underdog sports movie. The Other Dream Team adds rock 'n' roll and eastern European history to the rah-rah mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jean Lowerison
ReviewExpress.com
October 26, 2012
The Other Dream Team is both an exceptional and exceptionally inspiring film.
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
October 26, 2012
In an era when so much of the focus in sports is on the glam and the glitz, it's nice to be reminded that it can still be about heart and soul, too.
Matt Prigge
Philadelphia Weekly
October 26, 2012
The Other Dream Team becomes less a simple paean to the triumph of the human spirit and more an admission of life's complexity and messiness.
Dan Fienberg
HitFix
October 26, 2012
The Other Dream Team wasn't the 1992 Lithuanian Basketball movie that I necessarily wanted, but it could absolutely be the 1992 Lithuanian Basketball movie that you want, assuming you want such a thing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 25, 2012
Shows sports can have other goals besides winning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 19, 2012
"The Other Dream Team" is a saga of hope, courage and overcoming adversity and how a sport and its players helped a nation rekindle its voice and place on the world stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2012
If you root for documentaries with heart, "The Other Dream Team" is a slam dunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
October 18, 2012
The lack of focus makes for a lackluster Documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 18, 2012
This true-life sports story has a little of the same magic "Hoosiers" has.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
October 18, 2012
...a story that should be heard and remembered, because it reminds you that sometimes a sporting event carries meaning far outside the confines of the sport itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
October 11, 2012
Adding detailed historical context, the quirky feel-good story becomes a tragedy and a lesson. And that makes the victories resonate even more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
October 11, 2012
Clearly, there's a story here. The documentary "The Other Dream Team" tells it in a smart, lively, if somewhat hectic fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
October 11, 2012
An inspirational if overly talkative new documentary that lives at the intersection of nationalism and sport.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
October 11, 2012
The movie sticks to the basic facts and patronizes viewers with plentiful music cues and other emotional pointers; you'd be better off learning this story from an old issue of Sports Illustrated.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 11, 2012
An exceptional inspirational sports movie, precisely because the stakes were so high.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix
October 11, 2012
Quite often the film veers away from their stories to become a flag-waving work of Lithuanian nationalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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