Love & Basketball Synopsis
Basketball hinders two people's (Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps) relationship.
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Critic Ratings

70
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Lathan, charismatic and beautifully strong, holds the screen in every scene.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Makes hoops look like the sexiest game in town.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
The conventional and the cliche are slam-dunked in favor of a fresh, authentic take on passion, ambition and coming of age.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The cinematic equivalent of a high, arching rainbow of a three-pointer from midcourt.
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75

Miami Herald

Never really more than an amiable Cinderella story, but it leavens its subject with such heart, such idealism and such pure eroticism that...
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75

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
It's a tad too generic to be a slam dunk.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Love and basketball -- if you like either one, here is a movie for you.
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75

Chicago Tribune

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The biggest missteps come toward the end, when Prince-Bythewood's storybook instincts get the best of her and force a wrap-up that doesn't...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Not as taut as it could have been, but I prefer its emotional perception to the pumped-up sports cliches I was sort of expecting.
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63

USA Today

By Andy Seiler
One wishes producer Spike Lee had stepped in to give the dialogue some sass.
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Rated PG-13 | For Sexuality and Language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Good romance, but strong sexuality for a PG-13.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF