• Network: ESPN
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 11, 2012
  • Season #: 1
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Chad Finn
    Mar 13, 2012
    80
    The film, directed by Nelson George, is extraordinary as the basketball player and the man himself.
  2. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Mar 13, 2012
    80
    Like the wonderful documentaries of ESPN's "30 for 30" series, The Announcement not only captures a remarkable person and an unforgettable moment, it proves once again the universal appeal and importance of professional sports.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 13, 2012
    80
    Magic Johnson narrates much of this astonishing story in a trademark genial manner, giving a storybook quality to the early chapters of instant fame, glory and goodwill.