90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This is one helluva good movie that craves the eyeballs of as many American high schoolers as it can possibly get.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's the die-hard camaraderie that undergirded this squad and lifted it to the top.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While More Than a Game is a terrific exhibition of talent, exuberance and skill, it is above all a moving tribute to enduring friendship.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Fascinating not only for its portrait of an emergent--and endearing--superstar, but for the evolution of three teammates the young LeBron came to love, and the hard-driving coach who evolved with them.
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Unfortunately, producers (including James) went for the easy layup, showing so much on-court action instead of trying to hustle for insights about sports and society.
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63

Boston Globe

A missed opportunity is the effect of the school on the boys, and vice versa. Instead of sociology, More Than a Game focuses on personality.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The result would make an excellent inspirational video for aspiring players, but it's not quite ready for the pros.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The final message is a strong one: Even when the starting forward is one of the best high school players ever, basketball is still a team sport.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
More Than a Game is less than a movie.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Like one of those five-minute featurettes on star athletes deployed to soak up time on the pregame show -- expanded to a paralytic length.
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59 out of 100
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