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NBA superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action- packed family film about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When Brian (Taylor Gray) magically switches basketball skills with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team... while Kevin Durant suddenly can't make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner means working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero's season. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sells itself on durable messages about strong work ethic, the importance of community relations and playing to one's individual potential."
‑ Sean O'Connell, Washington Post
"It might be more effective with a hint of subtlety and a premise that isn't so flimsy and formulaic."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"This "Freaky Friday" with basketball keeps throwing airballs."
‑ Nell Minow, Beliefnet
""Thunderstruck" isn't especially funny or exciting, and its muddled lesson is about as convincing as Marv Albert's luxuriant russet wig. But it's not terrible."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Talent-swapping basketball tale is bland but OK for kids."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"The film has a great, if not commonplace, message: Work hard to get ahead. Don't take any shortcuts. Nothing wrong with kids wasting 90 minutes if they come away with that theme."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"An innocuous boys' wish-fulfillment fantasy...that would be more at home on a family-friendly cable channel....But boys of a certain age--and their sports-minded dads--probably won't mind."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Headlining a less-than-mediocre kids' movie taints one's brand rather than enhancing it. Just ask Shaq."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"What should have otherwise been an easy layup of a film bounces off the backboard and rim, and misses its shot at being something special. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)"
‑ Jim Judy, Screen It!
"Bland, feebly acted comedy, concentrating more on laughs and half-realized messages of adolescent responsibility than solidifying a truly bizarre premise."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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