• Released
  • July 3, 2002
  • PG , 1 hr 40 min
  • Comedy
  • 212 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Magic sneakers turn a 14-year-old (Lil' Bow Wow) into an NBA star.

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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Appealing movie, one of the summer's pleasant surprises.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
I don't want to sell Like Mike as something it's not. It's a cash-in, all right - just better written, more tightly edited, sharply...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
Doesn't win any points for originality. It does succeed by following a feel-good formula with a winning style, and by offering its target...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie overcomes its lack or originality in the setup by making good use of its central idea, that a pair of sneakers could make a kid...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's basketball Fantasy Camp for the cost of a movie ticket.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This Flubbery fantasy won't win any prizes for elegant craftsmanship or originality, but it's entertaining, good-natured and a slam dunk to...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Has something going for it that you wouldn't expect from the tired mechanics of the story — and that is the star-making appearance of...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Pleasant but not more than recycled jock piffle.
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50

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Unfortunately, the vehicle chosen for the corn-rowed cutie's Hollywood coming-out party is pretty lame.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Like Mike has the synthetically wrapped pseudo-charm of a perfunctory ''Flubber'' sequel.
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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Lil Bow Wow in family friendly fantasy.
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