Like Mike
Like Mike (2002)

Pint-size rap music star Lil Bow Wow shows that he can play ball as well as he raps in this youth-oriented comedy about a young boy whose dream comes true in an unexpected way. Calvin Cambridge (Lil Bow Wow) is a 14-year-old boy, who, since… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 3, 2002
DVD Release Date: December 10, 2002
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A pleasant and innocuous diversion for kids, but adults may have trouble sitting through the movie's predictable plotlines and schmaltz.

Ted Shen
Chicago Reader

[A] summer-weight but winsome basketball fantasy.

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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

As predictable as a Lakers championship.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Lil Bow Wow in family friendly fantasy.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Director John Schultz's movie is as lame and predictable as you'd imagine, and it's chock full of orphanage cliches.

Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

A valueless kiddie paean to pro basketball underwritten by the NBA.

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Empire Magazine

It's formulaic stuff but done with enough gusto to entertain.

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Time Out

Bow Wow makes an impressive film debut; parents and children will love Calv's plucky can-do attitude; and the action sequences are given a little more oomph due to the presence of real life basketball pros.

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Robert Koehler

As with too many studio pics, plot mechanics get in the way of what should be the lighter-than-air adventure.

Michael Dequina
Film Threat

There's no excuse to come within a hundred feet of a screen playing this monstrosity of a movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Matt Goodman
Full review sometime between now and 2050.
Jennifer Xu
Lawls Lil Bow Wow.
Thomas Bowler
Fun if a little unfocussed. Full review later.
Lenny Muggsy
A really bad movie that get's two courtesy stars due to hilarious NBA cameos, mainly one by Dirk Nowitzki and another by Gary Payton. This movie is… More
Marc Lewis
You know, when a company decides to make a movie about a kid playing professional basketball, they're basically saying "We're desperate!"… More
KJ Proulx
I found this film very likable for my taste!