100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It would have been enough for The Other Dream Team to simply pay tribute to the tie-dyed underdogs, but the filmmakers strived for more. Adding detailed historical context, the quirky feel-good story becomes a tragedy and a lesson. And that makes the victories resonate even more.
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83

The Playlist

By Kevin Jagernauth
Moving, rousing, funny and at times even haunting.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

Much more than a sports film, The Other Dream Team is a rousing document of how one oppressed country reclaimed its identity and won its freedom in large part through its basketball prowess.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Clearly, there's a story here. The documentary The Other Dream Team tells it in a smart, lively, if somewhat hectic fashion.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
If you root for documentaries with heart, The Other Dream Team is a slam dunk.
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75

Washington Post

The documentary offers a fascinating and heartfelt examination of history through the microcosm of one sport.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Still, the essence of the film lies in the athletes' towering charm, and the nature of their journey.
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60

Time Out New York

Draws on archival footage and firsthand accounts from both players and outside observers to reveal the complex interaction of politics and athletics that colored the Euro-on-Euro competition.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Made with considerable reverence, but it doesn't quite manage to tow a tricky tonal line that's required when working with such sensitive and complicated material.
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The presentation is conventional in style but uplifting in spirit, and worth seeing even if you know nothing about basketball.
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69 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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