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The Other Dream Team Reviews

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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 11, 2012
Markevicius tells this incredible yarn through the significantly less exciting format of an ESPN-style doc, which gets the job done with minimal flourish.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emily Kirkpatrick
Paste Magazine
October 5, 2012
Markevicius vividly paints an inspiring picture of a group of men overcoming great political hurdles in order to bring pride back to a country that had been broken for decades and blaze a path for future generations.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.3/10
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
October 5, 2012
The title may be less than creative and the bare-bones plot synopsis hardly feels compelling, yet the documentary offers a fascinating and heartfelt examination of history through the microcosm of one sport.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 28, 2012
The presentation is conventional in style but uplifting in spirit, and worth seeing even if you know nothing about basketball.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
September 27, 2012
A sports film to remember.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
September 27, 2012
The production's focus is split-properly and effectively-between basketball and realpolitik.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 27, 2012
Augmented by a trove of archival footage reaching back to the 1930s, Jesse Feldman's buoyant cinematography merges political history and sports mania into a triumphant timeline.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
September 25, 2012
I fully expect The Other Dream Team to join Do You Believe in Miracles? and Undefeated in your inspirational-sports-doc rotation.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
September 25, 2012
Made with considerable reverence, but it doesn't quite manage to tow a tricky tonal line that's required when working with such sensitive and complicated material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
September 11, 2012
Draws on archival footage and firsthand accounts from both players and outside observers to reveal the complex interaction of politics and athletics that colored the Euro-on-Euro competition.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Koehler
Variety
February 3, 2012
An uplifting docu from longtime producer and first-time director Marius Markevicius about the nation's unique love affair with basketball.
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
January 24, 2012
Triumph on the basketball court catalyzes national identity for Lithuania in this historical/magical masterwork.
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