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The Other Dream Team Reviews

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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.
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
October 18, 2012
The lack of focus makes for a lackluster Documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
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
September 27, 2012
The production's focus is split-properly and effectively-between basketball and realpolitik.
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
October 25, 2012
Shows sports can have other goals besides winning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2012
This true-life sports story has a little of the same magic "Hoosiers" has.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
February 3, 2012
An uplifting docu from longtime producer and first-time director Marius Markevicius about the nation's unique love affair with basketball.
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+
October 11, 2012
An inspirational if overly talkative new documentary that lives at the intersection of nationalism and sport.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
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
October 18, 2012
If you root for documentaries with heart, "The Other Dream Team" is a slam dunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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