I Promise: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
I Promise

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I Promise provides a powerful, candid glimpse into the lives of students at LeBron James's elementary school.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2020

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Critic Reviews for I Promise Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

The doc doesn't shy away from some of the criticism lobbed and James and the school, even if it's impossible to fathom taking shots at one of the world's most famous people for putting some of his money where his mouth is in trying to uplift his hometown.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…
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What could have been a self-serving series about LeBron James's public elementary school for at-risk kids quickly turns into a compelling, often heartbreaking look at how hard it is to change the lives of children growing up in difficult circumstances.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

This is no vanity project. The focus is on the students, their families, and their teachers, who work together to honor the school's philosophy: a pledge of self-improvement.

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Sometimes feels like a commercial for King James and his academic altruism. But it's also hugely emotional and inspiring.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

I Promise would probably work better as a full-length docuseries, but on the other hand, my heart could only handle these kids in small doses.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Director Marc Levin's I Promise employs the same level of skill with the medium's demands and limitations, achieving an admirable emotional richness along the way.

Apr 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Compelling, frank, and moving, each eight-minute installment absolutely flies by.

Apr 6, 2020 | Full Review…

"I Promise" shows us the power of an athlete and that athletes are more than just competitors.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

You're gonna cry during this quibi.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Watching kids - many of whom believe themselves to be stupid, and say as much - grow in this new environment is going to have you bawling in the five minutes it takes you to watch the first episode.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

This emotionally stirring journey into the public school system, and how it might be changed for the better, should not be missed.

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for I Promise: Season 1

  • Apr 16, 2020
    So much soul, a heartbreaking portrait of worthy kids living and learning under the toughest of circumstances. Thanks to the I Promise school, and the generosity (financial and spiritual) of Le Bron James and his close knit team, they get a chance at an opportunity everyone deserves.

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