Crossover (2006)

Director Preston A. Whitmore II brings the thrill of the street to the big screen with a fast-moving tale of underground basketball that proves no matter what team you play for, in the end it's all about how much game you've got.… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 1, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 2% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This heartfelt but incompetent, cliche-ridden sports picture is the cinematic equivalent of an airball.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A real air ball, so poorly scripted that most of the major plot developments occur offscreen.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Much as they would like it to, basketball can't save the youthful inner-city players here. Nor does the ultra-fast-paced street version of the sport save this movie from predictability and tedium.

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Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Even though the plot forgoes the formulaic slam-dunk, hackneyed devices, low production values, and the stilted direction (by Preston A. Whitmore II) dribble the ball off the shoe and out of bounds.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I hated this movie. It's a piece of junk.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Just a few more tweaks and Crossover could have been something special -- a truly terrible movie to savor for the ages. But nooo, this street ball movie has to settle for middle-of-the-road badness.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The movie is also burdened by some amateurish acting in supporting roles, but Mackie and Jonathan are the real deal, and they get good support from Wayne Brady as a smarmy sports agent.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

An end-of-summer throwaway that resembles last year's Supercross in its naked ineptitude and willingness to cut corners at every turn.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

You can't blame Crossover for being comfortable with its own clichés. It's so blatantly formulaic that it actually grows on you if you don't dismiss it in the first five minutes.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

If BET made after school specials, this is what they would look like.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Dialogue needed to be BELIEVABLE to keep me interested whenever the performers talked.The only one that held my interest whenever he spoke was Wayne Brady… More