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Oxford law student Ondene (Lucy Stanhope) falls for charming freestyle basketball player Leon (Arinze Kene), who dreams of getting a college education. But when Ondene's overbearing mother Hyacinth catches wind of the burgeoning romance, she does everything within her power to separate the pair before true love takes root. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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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 [UK]
"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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