MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 534 this week

More Than a Game (2008)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 3,656 users   Metascore: 59/100
Reviews: 9 user | 38 critic | 18 from Metacritic.com

This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 14 Apr 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 07 Dec 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 23 Mar 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 29 May 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 05 Jul 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: More Than a Game (2008)

More Than a Game (2008) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of More Than a Game.

User Polls

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Short | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Michael Jordan Is Praised as the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time in This Documentary!

Directors: Don Kempf, James D. Stern
Stars: Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Doug Collins
Facing Ali (2009)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack
Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A documentary Roosevelt Roughriders, a girls' high-school basketball team in Seattle, and one player's fight to regain her eligibility to play.

Director: Ward Serrill
Stars: Darnellia Russell, Bill Resler, Ludacris
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The rise and fall of the N.Y. Cosmos. The soccer team that brought Pele to America; against the backdrop of N.Y. City in the 70's.

Directors: Paul Crowder, John Dower
Stars: Pelé, Giorgio Chinaglia, Matt Dillon
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Documentary | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James
Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

"Through the Fire" chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA.

Directors: Alistair Christopher, Jonathan Hock
Stars: Sebastian Telfair, Rick Pitino, Asher Beard
Kobe Doin' Work (TV Movie 2009)
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Danielle Gardner
Stars: Kenny Jones, Ronnet Jones, Ed Smith
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.

Director: Ezra Edelman
Stars: Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Steve Springer
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

"Michael Jordan: Air Time" documents Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' 1991-92 season, including Jordan dealing with his friend and rival Magic Johnson's retirement announcement, gambling ... See full summary »

Stars: Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Mark Giangreco
Drama

A look at the high school years of basketball star LeBron James.

Stars: LeBron James
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Himself
...
Himself
Romeo Travis ...
Himself
Sian Cotton ...
Himself
Willie McGee ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

More than a team - More than a coach See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language and incidental smoking | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 October 2009 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Mais do Que Um Jogo  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$182,943 (USA) (2 October 2009)

Gross:

$944,527 (USA) (20 November 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.95 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

I Am Somebody
Performed by Jurassic 5
Written by Kenny Gamble, Roland Chambers, Akil (as Dante Givens), Soup (as Courtenay Henderson),
Leon Huff, Lucas MacFadden, DJ NuMark (as Mark Potsic), Charles Stewart,
, Marc 7 (as Marc Stuart)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Boys becoming men....how Lebron became "King James"
7 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary follows Lebron James(NBA superstar) and childhood friends....from the earliest part of his life. From grade school friends, to youth travel ball, to playing at St Mary's High School, to being drafted in the NBA. When four tight buddies become five...off the court as well. Almost a biopic...but not. Amazing what an Akron-Native with time and a camera could accomplish following around "King James".

Although this film follows a professional basketball players rise to fame, it is more about the friendships and loyalty involved in the process. You can't become a star without having trust and faith in others around you. Turns into a great study of professional athletes, what it takes at all ages, but also the emotion and friendships that shape the human....we fail to look at these stars as normal guys like ourselves...and we shouldn't. You will understand just who and what they are through movies like this.


27 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ripoff of Entourage? fuhzbubble
National championship game? jsilkwor
more respect for lebron i_am_uncool
Tape on their arm? skibxskatic
Song in trailer swoodsy88
Blu-Ray Release bfoster89
Discuss More Than a Game (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page