A true-life story of a basketball team who broke down barriers while racking up victories is the bas... read moreis for this sports drama. Don Haskins (Josh Lucas) was a high school and college basketball star who, after six years of working with high school teams, became the head coach at Texas Western University in 1962. At that time, Texas Western's basketball program was not well respected, but Haskins was determined to change that, and in 1966 Haskins assembled what he was certain was a winning team. However, Haskins' starting lineup was comprised entirely of African-American athletes at a time when racially integrated teams were still a novelty in the South and West. Despite generating a firestorm of controversy, Haskins and his players showed they could succeed where it counted -- on the court. In post-season play Haskins and the Texas Western team found themselves competing for the NCAA championship against the University of Kentucky's all-white team, lead by legendary coach Adolph Rupp (Jon Voight). Glory Road also stars Derek Luke, Alphonso McAuley, Mehcad Brooks, Al Shearer, Damaine Radcliff, Sam Jones III, and Schin S. Kerr as members of Haskins' winning team. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Ain't no way 5 black players can beat 5 white players in a game a basketball - That is possibly one of the dumbest things said in all sports history! Good sports movi
Reviewed 22 days days ago
. A true story, too. You could call this the equivalent of Remember the Titans, except about basketball, not football. And without the over-acted but cute daughter. Also, this film focuses more
Reviewed 23 months days ago
Interesting true-life story of the struggle against racism in college basketball. Josh Lucas does an excellent job with his character, portraying a tough, in-your-face c
Denzel Washington and writer-director Spike Lee team for the third time with this contemporary baske... read moretball drama focusing on a promising athlete, the son of a convict-father. Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) has been in prison for six years when tough prison-warden Wyatt (Ned Beatty) tells him that he's getting a temporary parole with the promise of a commuted sentence. However, there's a trade-off -- Jake must talk his son, Jesus Shuttlesworth (NBA star Ray Allen of the Milwaukee Bucks), the top-ranked high-school basketball player in the country, into signing with the governor's alma mater, Big State. A flashback makes it clear that Jesus' mother (Lonette McKee was accidentally killed by Jake during a violent family fight. After Jake went to prison, the resentful Jesus was left alone to raise his sister Mary (Zelda Harris). Now several colleges are offering Jesus scholarships, and montages satirize the manner in which young athletes are wooed by educators and coaches across the country. However, Jake will soon be back behind bars if he can't get Jesus to sign with Big State within the week. Meanwhile, the greed of other family members begins to surface. John Turturro is seen in a cameo as Coach Billy Sunday, and several real-life coaches can also be spotted in this movie. Music by Aaron Copland (1900-1990) with songs by Public Enemy. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
. I found the original score that includes an orchestra in this urban basketball flick to be entirely absurd. It completely unbalances the feel of the picture.
Reviewed 11 months days ago
Genre = Sport Drama: For the love of basketball, this Spike Lee film has a lot of good qualities, and Denzel Washington is the soft-spoke
Reviewed 2 years days ago
. Put Rosario Dawson on the map. Plus the only movie ever to capture what it's like to be a basketball phenom. Which is all I thought about as a kid. 24/7
The American Basketball Association is on the verge of collapse, and when a former NBA benchwarmer r... read moreeturns to his hometown of Flint, MI, to whip his former team into shape for the playoffs, redemption is just a free throw away in this period sports comedy starring Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson. Penned by Old School scribe Scot Armstrong, Semi-Pro tells the tale of a 1970s-era basketball player who doesn't have much luck in the NBA, but vows to leave his mark on the sport by coaching the Flint Tropics. When the upstart ABA league agrees to be absorbed by the NBA, only four teams will be allowed in. Jackie Moon (Ferrell) must orchestrate a successful season both on the court, and financially off the court with the help of many odd promotional events, in order to remain in the sport he loves. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
. Basically the plot of Semi Pro is set in the 70's(1976) in Flint,Michigan about a basketball team called the Flint Tropics led by the coach,owner,and player of the team Jackie Moon p
Reviewed 5 months days ago
This movie has its really funny parts but it can be hard to find funny if you don't really like basketball
Reviewed 19 months days ago
This movie is the reason why basketball is my favorite sport
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan and cartoon favorite Bugs Bunny team up with other basketball gr... read moreeats and Looney Tunes characters in this combination animated/live-action feature. Jordan must help the Looney Tunes gang with a basketball game against a group of outer space creatures whose plan, if they win, is to kidnap the Looney Tunes and take them to a failing intergalactic amusement park as the latest attraction. Also starring Academy Award-nominee Bill Murray ("Lost in Translation," "Charlie's Angels") and Wayne Knight (TV's "Seinfeld," "Rat Race"). Gene Shalit says this movie is "for adults, kids, teenagers, women, men, boys, girls, old folks, young folks, Jordan fans, Bill Murray fans, Wayne Knight fans and every Looney Tunes lover who wants to revel in Bugs Bunny and his pals at their looney tuniest."
. It's a lot of fun if you're a fan of looney toons or basketball.
Reviewed 22 days days ago
. I'm no fan of basketball what so ever (no offense) but I could never say no to watching this movie ever!
Reviewed 10 months days ago
Looney Tunes, Basketball, and Michael Jordon put into one film? Sounds like a very original film!