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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 theHip 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
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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. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    I don't want to sell Like Mike as something it's not. It's a cash-in, all right - just better written, more tightly edited, sharply performed, and a little more heartfelt than most.
  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. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    50
    Pleasant but not more than recycled jock piffle.
  5. 50
    Unfortunately, the vehicle chosen for the corn-rowed cutie's Hollywood coming-out party is pretty lame.
  6. I liked when they had the paint fights and the pillow fights.
  7. 10
    There's no excuse to come within a hundred feet of a screen playing this monstrosity of a movie.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 2 out of 17
  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 MikeThis 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
  2. Apr 12, 2015
    7
    Like "Rookie of the Year", you get what you expect, and should understand between fact and fantasy, and know that before you review or see aLike "Rookie of the Year", you get what you expect, and should understand between fact and fantasy, and know that before you review or see a movie, that you would be by-partison or biast too. I Happen to know the fine line between fact and fantasy, or fiction, yet this film is just a perfectly innoccent children's film. A no-brainer for parents to let thier kids watch. Expand

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