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Five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio star in this remarkable true-life coming of age story about friendship and loyalty in the face of great adversity. Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player's father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the "Fab Five" improbable seven-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship. Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested-both on and off the courtas- James' exploding worldwide celebrity threatens to destroy everything they've set out to achieve together. More Than a Game combines a series of unforgettable one-on-one interviews with rare news footage, never-before-seen home videos, and personal family photographs to bring this heart-wrenching and wholly American story to life.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 52
- Fresh: 37
- Rotten: 15
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: evoted fans of the game, and especially of LeBron James, will love More Than a Game. The skeptical and the curious may find themselves wanting more.
Fresh: More Than a Game is a documentary, but it's every inch a triumph-of-the-underdogs fairy tale.
Fresh: It's an inspiring tale not just for lovers of basketball, although the games featured are so thrilling and tense that it's a challenge to remain sitting placidly in one's seat.
Fresh: It's always risky to mix sports metaphors, but it's hard to resist the notion that the basketball-themed More Than a Game is a knockout of a sports documentary.
more than a game
best movie ever
More Than a Game
Though I do not watch a lot of sports-this documentary was excellent. It follows a group of young men who played basketball together culminating in a string of championship wins in high school against all controversies and odds.
An important theme was dedication, friendship, and teamwork while facing these insurmountable odds; and being coached and mentored by a dedicated and selfless person, who was a also a father figure for some of these kids. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who desires to see an inspirational documentary that will make you feel elated after watching this well-made program.
worth every penny
incredible story, inspiring, a definite classic.