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Above The Rim

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A dramatic and sport movie that follows a young called Kyle Watson. Kyle is a good basketball player so he is asked to play an important championship but he can't make his choice to continue in this way or waits to receive a scholarship to Georgetown University. Meanwhile, he struggles with his mother who falls in love with Thomas 'Shep' Sheppard, a former standout player himself, now works as a high school security guard.
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Apollo Guide

August 19, 2004

When you play with something this formulaic, you're bound to trip upon a theme that has been endlessly explored and agonizingly overdone.
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Laramie Movie Scope
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March 23, 2003

Although well-intentioned, this film is a notch below Blue Chips.
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rec.arts.movies.reviews

September 19, 2002

The actors are very good.
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TV Guide
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March 25, 2008

A superficial and predictable sports drama with an inner-city background, Above the Rim nevertheless offers engaging characters, fast-paced direction, and strong performances.
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Rolling Stone

May 12, 2001

It's Shakur who steals the show. The rapper's offscreen legal problems are well known, but there's no denying his power as an actor.
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Empire Magazine
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March 25, 2008

It ain't got game.
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Washington Post
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January 01, 2000

A stultifying cliche of a movie -- even by sports-flick standards -- this basketball allegory doesn't get anywhere near the rim.
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Time Out
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June 24, 2006

A formula script, but a mobile camera, pulsing rap soundtrack and a game cast whip up the necessary fizz.
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Moviehole

March 23, 2005

A highly memorable movie
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New York Times

May 20, 2003

Above the Rim has its formulaic elements, but it has been vigorously directed by Jeff Pollack, who appreciates the lively and unpretentious aspects of the story.
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Chicago Sun-Times
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January 01, 2000

The movie lives easily on the streets where it is shot, and the performances -- especially by Martin, Shakur and Pinkins -- are convincing.
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Variety

March 25, 2008

A fine cast and the movie's general energy can't overcome that mix of cliches and technical flaws.
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