30 hand picked films. A new one every day
A basketball player’s father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.
As is often the case with Lee, it's overlong and unsubtle to the point of bludgeoning; but the performances are excellent. There's a feeling of sincerity to this relationship that makes the development of the story genuinely affecting.
Best basketball film ever?
Liked it. Love Denzel. Lee could have spent more time on the ending, since the decision was so hard for Jesus to make, but overall a well made film.
A rather surprisingly beautiful film full of fascinating commentary on sports stardom and the values of family life for a lower class family. I can't help myself Spike Lee makes some great films.
spike lee abuses women in the name of jesus
Great ending that saves this movie. Ray Allen makes Shaq look like Laurence Olivier.
135 minutes too long.