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Ondene Marchant is beautiful, talented and destined to major in law at Oxford. She's spent her whole life following demanding study plans laid down by her ambitious mother Hyacinth, a high powered barrister determined to push her only child to the top. But Ondene is desperate to live a little. She discovers freestyle basketball, and takes up the offer of lessons from the charismatic Leon. When Hyacinth finds out, she resolves to put an end to the relationship. Although Leon's fighting against the odds to educate himself, Hyacinth is convinced he is bad news because he lives in the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

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"Shabbily filmed and poorly acted, its lone positive is a compellingly awful turn by Alfie (brother of Lily) Allen, whose bumbling, velour-tracksuited date-rapist is the sleaziest thing youâ(TM)ll see this year."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Some of the ball-spinning and torso-wiggling is genuinely impressive, and it's refreshing to see such stuff played out with the backdrop of a recognisable modern Britain."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian
"otal fluff and nonsense - though director Kolton Lee does demonstrate visual flair on a low budget - this is also disingenuous and patronising."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Radio Times
"Apart from Arinze Kene, the male lead, the stilted performances here, are enough to put anyone off."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
"Although the acting is generally closer to Grange Hill than Drury Lane, Kene shows bags of potential."
‑ Elliott Noble, Sky Movies
"While the two leads try their best, it's a losing battle with a plot this hackneyed, a script this underdone and some woeful supporting performances."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Freestyle is a string of flashily edited musical montages of East London youth playing basketball, hung on the flimsy framework of a sub-Grange-Hill-quality script."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"Admittedly, the characters are schematically drawn, but there's real chemistry between the freestyling leads and, refreshingly given the milieu, there's not a gun in sight."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"Freestyle has the right intentions but is ultimately a disappointing drama that falls painfully flat thanks to a dismal script, poor direction and wooden performances."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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