50

Chicago Tribune

The reason basketball is such a great spectator sport isn't because of its opportunities for razzle-dazzle editing and direction. It's because the game is kinetic enough without all that swoosh/zap/wham business.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While director-screenwriter Preston A. Whitmore II's film is to be admired for its proponing the values of a higher education over the dream of a career in the NBA, its dialogue, characterizations and situations rarely transcend the level of cliche.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

Crossover skimps on court-level pyrotechnics (we get a game in the beginning and, of course, a big game at the end, and that's about it) in favor of dry urban melodrama.
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38

Premiere

The streetball scenes, much like the plot, have a few high points but never hit their stride.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
So badly conceived and executed, its good intentions don't help.
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38

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Astonishingly inept drama.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Much as they would like it to, basketball can't save the youthful inner-city players here. Nor does the ultra-fast-paced street version of the sport save this movie from predictability and tedium.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Earnest and predictable, Crossover deserves more than the horselaughs that will probably greet it in theaters -- but not a lot more. The movie is harmless, which is both its strength and its weakness.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Crossover has one redeeming quality: a heart that's in the right place. It's a bad movie with a good message -- but does anyone really want to pay $10 for an ABC After School Special version of "He Got Game"?
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
A vast disappointment.
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30 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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