The Other Dream Team Synopsis
The story of Lithuania's 1992 Olympic basketball team whose athletes won the bronze medal.
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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....
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The Playlist

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

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

By kristenlsimmons
Great, heartwrenching documentary about the Lithuanian basketball stars and how they endured everything in their rise to the top. Great for sports and non-sports fans, alike. An inspiring,...

Sports story with a twist of history

By rad4129
The historical context of the basketball crazy is a poignant counterpoint to the sporting success of of the Baltic basketball history. Great vignettes of the Grateful Dead and their support of the...

The Other Dream Team

By RandyTMC
inspiring and a terrific commentary of heroes under Soviet oppression. We forget how miserable life was in USSR times and this success story underscored by sports magic is a must-see....

Go Lithuania!

By eugenija
Very inspirational and well done. Great story!...

By ljokubaitis
Great documentary about the struggle for freedom in our time and the impact of what life in the USSR was really like. Putin, take note: these folks don't want you back. Of course, most Russians don't...

Loved it

By elizabethkarn
I thought this movie was so well done. One of the most interesting movies I have seen in years. Go see it !!...