Linsanity

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  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2013
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Oct 3, 2013
    70
    [An] enjoyable documentary.
  2. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Jul 29, 2013
    70
    Linsanity reaffirms that the best sports stories originate with dimensional, relatable subjects who earn respect and admiration through their personal struggles and triumphs.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jul 29, 2013
    70
    Evan Jackson Leong’s film makes the most of its superior access and exciting basketball footage, overcoming repetitive stretches by sheer dint of a tremendous underdog story.
  4. Reviewed by: Liam Lacey
    Jan 24, 2014
    63
    Filmmaker Evan Jackson Leong, who began following Lin when he played for Harvard, also emphasizes the importance of Lin’s tight bonds with his family and the importance of his evangelical Christianity (“I only play for God,” Lin says).
  5. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Oct 3, 2013
    63
    Leong’s film isn’t particularly stylish, but it makes the most of the climactic Knicks footage, as well as showcasing a sweetly goofy side of the 25-year-old, now playing for the Houston Rockets.

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