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100
Variety
A kind of classic of American sports history.
90
This is one helluva good movie that craves the eyeballs of as many American high schoolers as it can possibly get.
83
It's the die-hard camaraderie that undergirded this squad and lifted it to the top.
80
A knockout of a sports documentary. Destined against its will to be known as "the LeBron James movie," it is all that, and a good deal more.
75
While More Than a Game is a terrific exhibition of talent, exuberance and skill, it is above all a moving tribute to enduring friendship.
70
Wall Street Journal
Fascinating not only for its portrait of an emergent--and endearing--superstar, but for the evolution of three teammates the young LeBron came to love, and the hard-driving coach who evolved with them.
60
The art is lacking, but the material is remarkable enough to make up for pedestrian filmmaking.
58
Belman doesn’t look into the bigger problems of James’ team jet-setting across the country during the school year, or the spectacle allowed to build up around him. He cares most about what happens on the court, which is diverting and fun as far as it goes, but not close to the whole story.
40
Village Voice
Good game footage, a few clear looks at the kids behind it, but mostly as processed as "Space Jam."
40
With the film heavily favoring extensive on-court footage at the expense of in-depth individual portraits, the “more” offered here is merely skin-deep, basketball-is-a-brotherhood uplift.

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