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The Other Dream Team Reviews

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January 3, 2016
January 2012 at Sundance.
October 21, 2014
A very informative documentary chronicling the history of Lithuania through its love of basketball. From its championship winning days in the 30's and it's occupation by Russia in the 40's to its fight for independence in the late 80's. The stamp of freedom is highlighted by the '92 Olympics in Barcelona on the road to defeat their long - time oppresors. It's another angle of Basketball from the '92 Olympics where all the focus was on the USA dream team.
August 17, 2014
If you're someone who finds history in text books to often be difficult to read, this film approaches history from a human and cultural perspective. It gives you insights into the lives and people who fought for freedom from the soviet union and what life was like at that time. It keeps you at the edge of your seat rooting the Lithuanians to their victory, their freedom. One of the best films I have seen that is able to blend the story of individual triumph, a nation's fight for freedom, basketball, and even music.
August 8, 2014
Phenomenal sports doc! As good as any of the "30 for 30's" I've seen. Does a good job of tying in the atrocities experienced by the people of Lithuania under Soviet rule. It proves that sports help unite people and give them hope, courage and strength in the face of adversity. To win a gold medal for a country they were forced to play for, then fight and gain their independence, only to get to face that same country, no longer under their rule, for a medal 4 years later....it doesn't get any more dramatic, in my opinion. Great film, one of the best documentaries I've ever seen!
August 4, 2014
I never knew why there was a Grateful Dead tie-in to the Lithuanian basketball team. A decent history lesson and a sports movie, rolled into one.
October 4, 2013
Amazing story, lost in the shadow of the Dream Team. Great movie.
August 23, 2013
One of the best sports documentaries I've seen in a very long time, but this movie is about a lot more than just basketball. And just when you think you know the story,, the Grateful Dead make an appearance. Great movie.
½ August 8, 2013
Another in the long line of fabulous 30 For 30 documentaries. This one documents the history of the Lithuanian basketball team & it's unwilling affiliation with the USSR. Really interesting and full of historical & political lessons
July 28, 2013
Great documentary through the lens of Basketball, but captures the story of a nation and its people.
July 18, 2013
Really nice, touching documentary.
½ June 19, 2013
More of a political and historical documentary than sports documentary, The Other Dream Team provides a story of inspiring figures that took part in a monumental but forgotten moment of European history. The film just occasionally loses its focus from the story in an unnecessary attempt to connect to the current.
½ June 2, 2013
watched it during EoS in Jakarta, it was great. if u're about to watch this, u better prepare some tissues with u :)
April 26, 2013
Amazing heart felt movie about the underdogs.
½ April 24, 2013
A los que gozamos con la NBA de los 90' jamás se nos olvidará ver a esa gigantón de los Blazers asistiendo como el mejor base. Sabonis es probablemente el pivot más hábil que ha pasado por la liga (con el permiso de Hakeem), y en este tremendo documental vemos la historia de sus equipos, de sus medallas olímpicas, y de su país..... siempre desde un punto de vista made in USA, no podía ser perfecto, pero vale completamente la pena.
½ March 30, 2013
must-see if you're a sports fan - even more if you're into Basketball!
March 9, 2013
Great documentary that tells a story of a fight for freedom and the prices that was paid to do so. Amazing fight and great team
March 4, 2013
A superbly presented documentary! The story of 1992 Lithuanian Olympic Basketball team is truly one of the great sports stories of the 20th century.
February 12, 2013
This documentary is not nominated for an Oscar but this film is, in my opinion, one of the best documentary feature length films of 2012.
February 3, 2013
Great film through the lens of Basketball, but captures the story of a nation and its people.
January 14, 2013
In 1988 the United States felt crushed that they lost the gold medal in the Seoul Olympic games to the Soviet Union men's basketball team. This documentary shows us why we shouldn't have felt so demoralized over that defeat as the Soviets used four Lithuanian players to win that coveted medal -- four Lithuanians who detested everything the USSR stood for. A mere four years later -- after the destruction of the Soviet Union -- the Lithuanians were able to compete under their own national flag and strive to become medal contenders for their own national glory.
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