The Year of the Yao

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  • Summary: This documentary is an exciting, inspiring chronicle of Yao Ming's tumultuous first year in the NBA. (Fine Line Features)

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  1. A skillful and winning piece of honest booster portraiture.
  2. Corny as it may sound though, it's all true-except, of course, for that mythical movie last-second championship bit.
  3. Even if you know or care little about the sport, it's a fascinating saga.
  4. Co-directed by James D. Stern (who made another NBA promotional documentary, "Michael Jordan to the Max") and Adam Del Deo, the story of the Americanization of Yao is determinedly upbeat.
  5. What emerges is that Yao is a fascinating individual with great humor and modesty, as well as the potential to be one of the greats. Unfortunately, that's all we really find out about the guy.
  6. 40
    This glorified infomercial glosses over the underlying tension of a young man's introduction into a society whose materialistic, capitalist tendencies are diametrically opposed to his country's values.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. SusanM.
    Apr 25, 2006
    2
    Thanks for making basketball boring.

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