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  • Summary: Two college basketball players (Epps and Lathan) have known each other since childhood. Their love of basketball sometimes conflicts with their love for each other.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Lathan, charismatic and beautifully strong, holds the screen in every scene.
  2. 88
    The conventional and the cliche are slam-dunked in favor of a fresh, authentic take on passion, ambition and coming of age.
  3. 80
    Although the writing and the directing are smart and purposeful, the movie takes flight on the strength of its performances.
  4. 75
    It's a tad too generic to be a slam dunk.
  5. 70
    It's in the small touches that this movie comes alive, and it's rare that directors can pull off this kind of thing.
  6. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    70
    The pic is so well directed and lead performance by Sanaa Lathan so charismatic that audiences will overlook the script's flaws and root for the central duo.
  7. A film built upon transitions so weak and obvious it's astonishing the entire thing doesn't collapse on itself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 52
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 52
  3. Negative: 2 out of 52
  1. CherrieB.
    Nov 21, 2006
    10
    This is the best movie eva i love omar epps he is fine he kinda looks like my old boifriend but thats not why i like him though but this This is the best movie eva i love omar epps he is fine he kinda looks like my old boifriend but thats not why i like him though but this movie is good. it brings him out more and more. best movie ever my favorite movie. i voted 10 but i give this movie and Omar a 1000000000000000... Expand
  2. QuieshaJ.
    Aug 17, 2006
    10
    this movie was funny, and romantic all at the same time, sometimes i wish my movie was like monica's (sanaa lathan) because it would be this movie was funny, and romantic all at the same time, sometimes i wish my movie was like monica's (sanaa lathan) because it would be such an experince to fall in love the way she did, and who she fell in love with. I give this movie an A and thousands of plus's. Expand
  3. KeishlaR.
    Nov 10, 2007
    10
    This movie is true fairy tale with real life problems and a sweet twist.
  4. DavidW.
    Dec 6, 2006
    10
    This film was one of my favorites.
  5. ShandriaP.
    Feb 12, 2007
    10
    This is da best movie ever
  6. KimyanaG.
    Oct 8, 2007
    10
    I love this movie everytime i break up with my boyfriends i would turn this movie on because its fun and depressing at the same time.
  7. WesM.
    Aug 2, 2008
    1
    While admirably unsentimental, it's nevertheless unengaging, poorly acted and frequently boring... though I confess I had little While admirably unsentimental, it's nevertheless unengaging, poorly acted and frequently boring... though I confess I had little interest in the subject matter. Expand

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