The Year of the YaoHD Closed Captioning
James D. Stern & Adam Del Deo
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Yao Ming. He's 7'5" tall, weighs 296 lbs. and carries the hopes and dreams of 1.3 billion people on his athletic shoulders. This vibrant documentary captures not only the exceptional athlete and Chinese hero who arrived in America with no command of the English language, but also the simple guy who now lives with his mother in Houston, Texas and likes hanging out with friends, surfing the internet and playing video games. Also featuring NBA greats Shaquille O' Neal ("Scary Movie 4," "Kazaam"), Charles Barkley ("Space Jam," "Look Who's Talking Now").
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 33
- Fresh: 22
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A skillful and winning piece of honest booster portraiture directed by James D. Stern and Adam Del Deo.
Fresh: You don't have to be a hoops fanatic, or even a sports aficionado of any sort, to enjoy The Year of the Yao, slickly entertaining docu.
Rotten: As bright and shiny as you would imagine something co-produced by NBA Entertainment to be, The Year of the Yao provides little insight beyond hanging out with its super-sized star.
Fresh: Should be a natural for NBA fans and please non-enthusiasts as well.