Linsanity Synopsis
Chronicles the rise of Jeremy Lin, the first man of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA.

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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Justin Lowe
Linsanity reaffirms that the best sports stories originate with dimensional, relatable subjects who earn respect and admiration through...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
[An] enjoyable documentary.
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
Evan Jackson Leong’s film makes the most of its superior access and exciting basketball footage, overcoming repetitive stretches by sheer...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Filmmaker Evan Jackson Leong, who began following Lin when he played for Harvard, also emphasizes the importance of Lin’s tight bonds with...
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63

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Leong’s film isn’t particularly stylish, but it makes the most of the climactic Knicks footage, as well as showcasing a sweetly goofy side...
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60

The Dissolve

By Scott Tobias
While it’s a shame Leong couldn’t find a fresher approach to Lin’s story—and that he left out any postscript about his struggles the...
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50

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Lively, if overlong, documentary.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Leong is a San Francisco native, and the documentary has a strong local feel. Lin's high school basketball coach Peter Diepenbrock and his...
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50

The New York Times

By Daniel M. Gold
Unfortunately, Linsanity, following the conventions of the sports bio genre, ends at its peak, with only a brief nod to these events. Lin...
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30

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
Linsanity doesn't—and shouldn't—hide its star's religious beliefs. But the doc should have the courage to explore them.
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Rated PG | For Language and Some Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Thoughtful sports docu will inspire young basketball fans.
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