Ball Don't Lie
Ball Don't Lie (2008)

"Ball Don't Lie" plays out over one day in the life of Sticky, a skinny 17-year-old high school junior and basketball prodigy from Venice, California. Burdened with emotional scars from early life tragedy, a callous foster… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 1, 2008
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Handcuffed to a story with no internal development and without the stylistic rigor to transform its jerky stop-and-start rhythm into an aesthetic, pic jumps from one disconnected scene to another.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Kim Hidalgo gives a notable performance as Sticky's girlfriend Anh-thu, but it's Boucher's slow-burn intensity and unmistakable basketball skills that drive this entertaining independent drama.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Ball Don't Lie has what you might call an excess of street cred.

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Erik Davis
Cinematical

Had Ball Don't Lie gone the straight linear route and changed the story so that our main character was actually working toward a concrete goal, perhaps the film would've shined.

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Less a movie than a sadomasochistic plot party where every conceivable contrivance of teenage woe is asphyxiated to the brink of orgasm and then abandoned to gasp for air and soothe its throbbing vitals.

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