Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 27
  2. Negative: 6 out of 27
  1. 38
    A soulless jumble of ineptly assembled cliches and pabulum that plays like a 95-minute commercial for NBA properties.
  2. 30
    The frightening myths about adoption that run through Like Mike make even its happiest endings a little bit creepy.
  3. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    30
    A harmless, if ultimately inane, fantasy-comedy vehicle for youngsta-rapper Lil' Bow Wow, a 15-year-old who's already an alarmingly accomplished scene stealer.
  4. Like Mike is a slight and uninventive movie: Like the exalted Michael Jordan referred to in the title, many can aspire but none can equal. Even "Space Jam" was better than this.
  5. 10
    A valueless kiddie paean to pro basketball underwritten by the NBA.
  6. 10
    There's no excuse to come within a hundred feet of a screen playing this monstrosity of a movie.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »