Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC
Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC (2013)

700+ Playgrounds; 500,000+ Players; 8,000,000 Stories . . . DOIN' IT IN THE PARK: PICK-UP BASKETBALL, NYC is an independent documentary directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film explores the definition, history, culture,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 22, 2013
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

You either bring it or you don't, and directors Robert "Bobbito" Garcia and Kevin Couliau know how to do it.

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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

"Doin' It" bounces like a crossover dribble, gliding swiftly and surely through interviews, videos and history lessons, then transitioning to today's dedicated ballers and playground culture.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Documentary about New York street basketball offers great technical quality and admirably insider interviews, but celebrates the subject unquestioningly, without a larger context.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

Daunting though it may be for the aspiring pick-up entrant, this is a fun and worthwhile ode to one of New York's greatest summer pastimes.

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

Whether or not you play yourself, Doin' It in the Park is as involving as an afternoon on the court, and just about as much fun.

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Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine

Perhaps the first important film about street hoops, even if the overall product struggles from a lack of focus.

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Nick Schager
AV Club

Doin' It In The Park thrives simply via its myriad sights of nobodies juking and dunking their way past opponents, exuding an authentic for-love-of-the-game competitiveness that's as infectious as it is intense.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An irresistibly entertaining, uplifting, well-edited tribute to the subculture of pick-up basketball in NYC.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Nice Basketball Documentary! An independent documentary directed by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau. The film explores the definition, history, culture,… More