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The Dotted Line (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  11 October 2011 (USA)
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The Dotted Line is an in-depth look at what it takes to be a big-time agent in the fiercely competitive world of major league sports.

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Good But You Expect More
11 October 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dotted Line, The (2011)

*** (out of 4)

Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) directs this look at the sports agent and how they impact the games as well as the culture. The documentary takes a look at the different aspects of an agent including how they helped make Michael Jordan a sports star. Another aspects looks at how Johan Santana became the highest paid pitcher and how various agents are looking for the next big thing including scouting kids as young as thirteen. The film also takes a look at former agent Josh Luchs who was busted for paying student athletes to sign with him, which went against NCAA rules. Finally, we get to see the workings of Eugene Lee, an up-and-coming agent who is trying to get his clients selected in the 2011 NFL draft. THE DOTTED LINE is certainly a mixed bag and I think its biggest problem is that it tried to do way too much in its short running time and in the end the film just feels as if it didn't get around to everything it wanted to. The stuff dealing with agents being dirty and breaking NCAA rules isn't anything shocking and we really don't learn anything new here so this entire segment just seems useless. The stuff dealing with Michael Jordan and David Falk aren't all that interesting either. The scouting of young kids who make $850 a month for five months was an interesting piece but sadly this here doesn't last too long. I think the best portion of the film was Lee and seeing how an agent works to try and get his client drafted. During the draft Spurlock keeps a camera in the agents room and another with the players and the amount of drama that builds up was certainly entertaining. I thought the film probably would have benefited by keeping these guys as the entire focus because that's where the heart and energy of the film comes to life. With that said, considering some of the masterpieces ESPN has delivered with these documentaries you can't help but feel somewhat letdown by this one. It's certainly a good piece but we've come to expect a lot more.


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