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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 41
  2. Negative: 2 out of 41
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  1. JonathanM.
    Jul 18, 2006
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    not only was it badly acted and badly directed, the ending lesson of demanding that white players sit only because of they are white screams the racism that the movie poorly and generically tried to overcome.
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58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. The movie's great end-title sequence redeems everything. Under the credits, we see and hear the real-life game veterans as they are now--including, movingly, ex-Lakers coach Riley.
  2. Haskins comes across as too pure. When he plays only his black athletes in the championship finals, his monomania is presented as a good thing. After all, he won, didn't he?
  3. A formulaic and fuzzy feel-good movie.