Roger Ebert'in sevdiği kadar varmış dedirten bu uzun belgesel Amerikan'ın baksetbol endüstrisini çok detaylı bir şekilde anlatıyor. Filmi izledikten sonra kahramanlarının wikipedia sayfasına göz atın. Hikaye amerikalılığa uygun bir şekilde devam etmiş.
(4.5) Turns out to be much more than a simple portait of kids with dreams of basketball, actually reaching far outside this frame to show a complex and harsh reality with echoes that are more or less present in all our lives. Easily the best sports movie I've ever seen and the one that most pregnantly has much more to say from the rare few that even possess this quality.
Impressive in scope and message, Hoop Dreams is fascinating and beautifully layered with important social issues. One of the best documentaries, if not the best, I've ever seen. I wish I had seen this one while I was still playing basketball back in my teenage years in France. Would've been my anthem.
Often cited as one of cinema’s greatest ever film docs, Hoop Dreams is perhaps a little long in the tooth, but despite it’s epic running length, it’s portrayal of unfulfilled dreams is rich in social context and is told at such an intimate level. Commendable.
Read bell hooks' critique of Hoop Dreams: http://books.google.com/books?id=hRtGzesft_AC&pg=PA77&lpg=PA77&dq=bell+hooks+hoop+dreams&source=bl&ots=TMQtKq3_EA&sig=7Spq5NJl9T0JGWRjtktMk0fKHFw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SFyfULSPA8WYiAKX6YDQCQ&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=bell%20hooks%20hoop%20dreams&f=false
This film is often discussed in terms of its social context, as it should be, but watching it now, some two decades after the events depicted in the film, it reveals itself as a great human story of dreams and hopelessness. It's a deep, intimate story told on an epic scale.