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  • Summary: Basketball sensation Jeremy Lin came from a humble background to make an unbelievable run in the NBA. State high school champion, all-Ivy League at Harvard, undrafted by the NBA and unwanted there: his story started long before he landed on Broadway.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. 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.
  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: Gary Goldstein
    Oct 3, 2013
    70
    [An] enjoyable documentary.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Oct 4, 2013
    58
    It’s an only-in-America success story worth recounting.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Oct 10, 2013
    50
    Lively, if overlong, documentary.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Oct 3, 2013
    50
    Leong is a San Francisco native, and the documentary has a strong local feel. Lin's high school basketball coach Peter Diepenbrock and his shooting coach Doc Scheppler are interviewed extensively, as are both parents and Lin's brothers.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 3, 2013
    20
    This nothing-new-here documentary presents basketball’s onetime celebrity point guard in unguarded moments. But the result is banal and fawning, with Lin coming off as a pious, charmless subject.

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