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.

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4.3 out of 5

54 Ratings

54 Ratings

98% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.7/10
  • Fresh 54
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Critics Consensus: One of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of all time, Hoop Dreams is a rich, complex, heartbreaking, and ultimately deeply rewarding film that uses high school hoops as a jumping-off point to explore issues of race, class, and education in modern America.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Stunning documentary addresses race and class issues.

Information

Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 1994 Kartemquin Educational Films. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

SDH
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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