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Hoop Dreams

HD   PG-13 SDH

Steve James

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About the Movie

Two ordinary inner-city kids dare to dream the impossible—professional basketball glory—in this epic chronicle of hope and faith. Filmed over a five-year period, Hoop Dreams follows young Arthur Agee and William Gates as they navigate the complex, competitive world of scholastic athletics while striving to overcome the intense pressures of family life and the realities of their Chicago streets. The Criterion Collection is proud to present this landmark documentary chronicling two remarkable families who challenge the American dream.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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98%
  • Reviews Counted: 51
  • Fresh: 50
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 8.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The film's great achievement is to reveal the relentless way in which coaches and recruiters refuse to see Arthur and William as anything other than social cliches. – Caryn James, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: It's about three hours long. But it moves like Isiah, fast and smooth, and it's over in a heartbreak. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A prodigious achievement that conveys the fabric of modern American life, aspirations and incidentally, sports, in close-up and at length, Hoop Dreams is a documentary slam dunk. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: An ironic drama so beautifully sculpted it could be transposed without alteration into a fictional film. – Douglas Pratt, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

best sports documentary ever

do yourself a favor and watch this movie, it will change the way you approach the game of basketball.

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I love this Movie bcuz it shows how important it is to hit the books plus don't put all your eggs in one basket counting on the NBA always have a back up plan!

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 1994

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