Thunderstruck (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 24, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2012
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean O'Connell
Washington Post

Sells itself on durable messages about strong work ethic, the importance of community relations and playing to one's individual potential.

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Todd Jorgenson

It might be more effective with a hint of subtlety and a premise that isn't so flimsy and formulaic.

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Nell Minow

This "Freaky Friday" with basketball keeps throwing airballs.

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Talent-swapping basketball tale is bland but OK for kids.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

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.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

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.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Headlining a less-than-mediocre kids' movie taints one's brand rather than enhancing it. Just ask Shaq.

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Jim Judy
Screen It!

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)

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Brian Orndorf

Bland, feebly acted comedy, concentrating more on laughs and half-realized messages of adolescent responsibility than solidifying a truly bizarre premise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
NBA superstar Kevin Durant has got game. His biggest fan has none. Things are about to switch! Good movie! One great message in this film is that talent… More