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Jeremy Lin came from a humble background to make an unbelievable run in the NBA. State high school champion, all-Ivy League at Harvard, undrafted by the NBA and unwanted there: his story started long before he landed on Broadway. (c) Official Facebook

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Linsanity offers lots for b-ball fans, but also has a higher purpose."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"As a piece of filmmaking, Linsanity is scattershot and too reliant on newsreels. And the interviews, most of all with the religiously devout Lin are, alas, fairly unrevealing."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Not just for the fans, the doc presents an entertaining and thoughtful story of racial minded America and the effect it has had on the struggle and the success of Jeremy Lin."
‑ Christopher Campbell, Nonfics
"It's pretty much just trekking through the territory that got written up in all those game day reviews."
‑ David Berry, National Post
"Even casual basketball fans will welcome the upbeat against-all-odds scenario."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"At age 25, the likable and surprisingly humble Lin has so little career behind him and, his fans hope, so much more ahead, that his onscreen soul searching about lost opportunities and early missed dreams rings hollow."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Leong's film isn't particularly stylish, but it makes the most of the climactic Knicks footage, as well as showcasing a sweetly goofy side of the 25-year-old ..."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"If you're a fan of Jeremy Lin, it's unlikely to tell you anything you don't already know, though it may give you a few new moments over which you can coo, "Aw, look at him! Isn't he just a great person?""
‑ Dan Schindel, Movie Mezzanine
"Doesn't really do anything too unorthodox, but the production values are stellar, and this wouldn't feel especially out of place as a 30 for 30"
‑ Stephen Silver, EntertainmentTell
"Commingling tabloid frenzy, familial roots, underdog uplift, racial identity and nose-to-the-grindstone doggedness, Linsanity is a film with lots on its mind but a solid vision as to the interwoven elements of Lin's astounding tale."
‑ Brent Simon,
"A little game footage can go a long way; and a lot of game footage, no matter how good, goes a very long way."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"You may have watched Lin's rise to national prominence the first time, but it's still easy to get caught up in the moment."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Thoughtful sports docu will inspire young basketball fans."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"A nice movie about a nice guy."
‑ Jeff Baker, Oregonian
"Unchallenging but exciting and enjoyable, an underdog story with a relatively happy ending."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
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