The Other Dream Team
The Other Dream Team (2012)

Led by the unique skills of Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis, the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team helped their country break free from the shackles of Communism. After leading the USSR to a gold medal (and victory over the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 28, 2012
DVD Release Date: January 14, 2013
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Tom Long
Detroit News

You don't have to give a hoot about basketball to enjoy this movie. This is a movie about identifying with, admiring and responding to achievement in any form.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

In an era when so much of the focus in sports is on the glam and the glitz, it's nice to be reminded that it can still be about heart and soul, too.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a deeply interesting, if conventionally structured and unflashy, documentary ... about the reassertion of national identity after generations of foreign oppression and the role of sport in nation building.

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Dave Hoekstra
Chicago Sun-Times

It is a dream fulfilled.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

If you root for documentaries with heart, "The Other Dream Team" is a slam dunk.

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Jean Lowerison

The Other Dream Team is both an exceptional and exceptionally inspiring film.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Here's a twist on the plucky underdog sports movie. The Other Dream Team adds rock 'n' roll and eastern European history to the rah-rah mix.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Adding detailed historical context, the quirky feel-good story becomes a tragedy and a lesson. And that makes the victories resonate even more.

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Matt Prigge
Philadelphia Weekly

The Other Dream Team becomes less a simple paean to the triumph of the human spirit and more an admission of life's complexity and messiness.

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