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  • Summary: Hip Hop star Lil Bow Wow stars as Calvin, a fourteen year old with the dream of becoming a famous basketball star. However, his relatively diminutive stature and limited ability make his goal a far-off fantasy. That is until he laces up a mysterious pair of old sneakers inscribed with the faded initials "MJ," and he makes the leap to NBA superstardom. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
  1. Sure-fire heart-warmer: lively, funny yet emotion-charged and uplifting.
  2. Appealing movie, one of the summer's pleasant surprises.
  3. The charisma of L'il Bow Wow's spirited screen presence turn a contemporary Cinderella gimmick and a by-the-numbers script into a better film than anyone would have expected.
  4. 50
    Weirdly earnest and earnestly weird.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Pleasant but not more than recycled jock piffle.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    The court action contains only a fraction of the hoops energy one would expect from a pic co-produced by NBA Entertainment -- and film suffers from the conspicuous absence of the title's Michael Jordan.
  7. 10
    A valueless kiddie paean to pro basketball underwritten by the NBA.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Apr 13, 2011
    8
    This movie is a good but not great family comedy film with cool NBA tricks. Some of the acting was a little bit off, but otherwise Like Mike is a good family movie. Expand

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