Above The Rim 1994

Critics score:
53 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Above the Rim has its formulaic elements, but it has been vigorously directed by Jeff Pollack, who appreciates the lively and unpretentious aspects of the story. Read more

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Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie lives easily on the streets where it is shot, and the performances -- especially by Martin, Shakur and Pinkins -- are convincing. Read more

Time Out: A formula script, but a mobile camera, pulsing rap soundtrack and a game cast whip up the necessary fizz. Read more

Brian Lowry, Variety: A fine cast and the movie's general energy can't overcome that mix of cliches and technical flaws. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: A stultifying cliche of a movie -- even by sports-flick standards -- this basketball allegory doesn't get anywhere near the rim. Read more