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MKej

Great!
Boyhood the real version
4 years 6 months ago
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frankqb

While the production elements such as music, voice over etc., show their age, the story itself is deeply engrossing even for non-basketball fans. The filmmakers spend so much time with their two protagonists and capture such surprisingly intimate moments of their young basketball careers that we care about every jump-shot and hold our collective breath as the ball bounces around the rim teetering between in and out.

While not the most important documentary ever made, it does seem to be the one that digs most deeply into its characters.

8.75/10
7 years 1 month ago
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dchauvin

It’s pure documentary, it’s a time capsule for a period of time for two young men that typify the ambitions of a generation.

Full review: https://medium.com/@davidchauvin/spike-lee-s-essential-films-slef-episode-6-hoop-dreams-1994-530b3b452cb8#.eymadiap3

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3 years 3 months ago
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Shazaaaam

Ridiculously great.
7 years 2 months ago
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R

Hoop Dreams on YouTube
5 years 7 months ago
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nosex

see also: the up series by paul almond and michael apted. the films have followed 14 british children, documenting their lives (from age seven) every seven years. the filming began in 1964 and continues today. the next installment, "56 up," is expected late 2011, early 2012.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_Series
7 years 10 months ago
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maluc21

The makers get all my respect for such a compromised job, this is "a documentary" written in big letters. It hits you deep in your soul. No surprising why every critic and documentary fan agree this is one of the best of the best.
8 years 3 months ago
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MMDan

I really enjoyed it and I'm not even much of a basketball fan.
4 years ago
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camilocabrera22

Quite appealing, totally captures the dreams and hopes of the two teenagers.
6 years 11 months ago
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daisyaday

on hulu
7 years 4 months ago
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myopia

This is my favorite documentary and in my top 25.
7 years 11 months ago
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RICH020669

How is this not on the Documentary list for IMDB?!
8 years 1 month ago
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CoffinDancr

My favorite documentary and in my top 10 films of all time.
8 years 3 months ago
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FrankHowley

Excellent.
8 years 5 months ago
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Mattajaz

Great documentary!
8 years 6 months ago

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