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Director Preston A. Whitmore II brings the thrill of the street to the big screen with a fast-moving tale of underground basketball that proves no matter what team you play for, in the end it's all about how much game you've got. The stroke of midnight has sounded and the crowd has gathered; it's time for some basketball. Forget about the rules of the NBA, though, and throw those college credentials out the window because they don't mean a thing in this court. In a converted rail station, the only players who gain respect are the ones left standing when the clock hits zero, and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 2%

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"A real air ball, so poorly scripted that most of the major plot developments occur offscreen."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Just a few more tweaks and Crossover could have been something special -- a truly terrible movie to savor for the ages. But nooo, this street ball movie has to settle for middle-of-the-road badness."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Even though the plot forgoes the formulaic slam-dunk, hackneyed devices, low production values, and the stilted direction (by Preston A. Whitmore II) dribble the ball off the shoe and out of bounds."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"Writer-director Preston Whitmore II's basketball film is a well-intentioned but utterly clichéd slice of Detroit life."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"The inspirational sports movie cliches notwithstanding, Crossover is just bad filmmaking that does not serve either its cast or its audience well."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"I hated this movie. It's a piece of junk."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"You can't blame Crossover for being comfortable with its own clichés. It's so blatantly formulaic that it actually grows on you if you don't dismiss it in the first five minutes."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"The movie is also burdened by some amateurish acting in supporting roles, but Mackie and Jonathan are the real deal, and they get good support from Wayne Brady as a smarmy sports agent."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"There are dumb movies and then there is Crossover, a movie so devoid of logic it will leave you astounded."
‑ Andy Kurtz,
"Here's a story that wanders all over the place with an ending that just about anybody could predict."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Much as they would like it to, basketball can't save the youthful inner-city players here. Nor does the ultra-fast-paced street version of the sport save this movie from predictability and tedium."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Crossover has one redeeming quality: a heart that's in the right place. It's a bad movie with a good message -- but does anyone really want to pay $10 for an ABC After School Special version of He Got Game?"
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"If BET made after school specials, this is what they would look like."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"The streetball scenes, much like the plot, have a few high points but never hit their stride."
‑ Bartley Morrisroe, Premiere Magazine
"The beginning of Crossover looks like a mash-up of McG's Fastlane and Wayne Brady's storied appearance on Chappelle's Show."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
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