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Hoop Dreams (1994)


This documentary follows two inner-city Chicago residents, Arthur Agee and William Gates, as they follow their dreams of becoming basketball superstars. Beginning at the start of their high school years, and ending almost 5 years later, as they start college, we watch the boys mature into men, still retaining their "Hoop Dreams".

Hoop Dreams (1994)

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Released Year: 1994
Runtime: 171 minutes
Directors: Steve James

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This documentary follows two inner-city Chicago residents, Arthur Agee and William Gates, as they follow their dreams of becoming basketball superstars. Beginning at the start of their high school years, and ending almost 5 years later, as they start college, we watch the boys mature into men, still retaining their "Hoop Dreams".

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Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
A film like "Hoop Dreams" is what the movies are for. It takes us, shakes us, and make us think in new ways about the world around us. It gives us the impression of having touched life itself.
100
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Hoop Dreams is an astonishing emotional experience — it has highs, lows, and everything in between.
100
Washington Post - Hal Hinson
Hoop Dreams is the most powerful movie about sports ever made.
100
Variety - Todd McCarthy
A prodigious achievement that conveys the fabric of modern American life, aspirations and incidentally, sports, in close-up and at length, Hoop Dreams is a documentary slam dunk.
100
Newsweek - David Ansen
It's one of the richest movie experiences of the year, a spellbinding American epic that holds you firmly in its grip for nearly three hours.

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