Quantum Hoops
Quantum Hoops (2007)

UCSB alumnus Rick Greenwald documents the final week of the Caltech basketball team's 2006 season. The Caltech team's 240-game conference losing streak has spanned two decades, and this season's lineup includes five… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 2, 2007
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dry and upbeat, this story of overachieving academics struggling as underdog athletes is a winner (even if their basketball team isn't).

Kyle Smith
New York Post

Revenge of the Nerds minus laughs plus inspirational music equals Quantum Hoops.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

While it may not be the most absorbing subject for a feature documentary, the hoop dreams of a brainiac team that wants to win just once does make for an amusing diversion, especially with another season of college-bracket fever upon us.

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Jennifer Merin

Cal Tech basketball team's story is subject of Rick Greenwald's captivatingly quirky Quantum Hoops, a film that's as smart as its subjects--the team of smart players who continue to push their game although they consistently lose.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Amiable if easily distracted movie.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Couldn't the film have told the story of a single season or explored what it means for a team of genius scientists and math whizzes not to crack the code of their failure? We get glimpses and glosses but never a story.

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

Quantum Hoops is a terrific film.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

Wry, good-natured picture.

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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle

A fascinating look into student life of the past and present.

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Cynthia Fuchs

One of Quantum Hoops' favorite distractions from actual games is to look at the charmingly nerdy lives of Caltech students.

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