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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Culminating in a high-scoring, exciting game, "Gunnin'" scores. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    Yauch clearly understands this world, but his film would have profited from looking more deeply at fewer players. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The film is well shot and edited, backed with a bouncy hip-hop soundtrack and full of pep. show more

  • 75
    Entertainment Weekly

    Glosses over the kids' lives off the court. show more

  • 75
    M. E. Russell Portland Oregonian

    A basketball documentary where the climactic game looks like a Hong Kong wire-fu epic. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The Summer Olympics may offer more intricate, arduous and high-stakes spectacles, but nothing will top the last half-hour of Gunnin' for That #1 Spot for adrenalized high spirits. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    It's sure to satisfy the film's target youth audience's appetite for zippy visuals and swift pacing. show more

  • 70
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Beastie Boy Adam Yauch proves he can make a comprehensive, state-of-the-art docu of interest to basketball aficionados. show more

  • 60
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    As guileless and eager as the most avid fan, Gunnin’ is neither cautionary nor analytical, allowing its insights to occur organically and without fancy camera moves. show more

  • 50
    Village Voice

    As each player's run through the same routine--hometown meet-and-greet, biographical sketch, hasty interview--the burden of the formulaic structure starts to wear. show more

  • July 13, 2008 cornbread090
    Report This User

    I enjoyed the movie. It's interesting b/c a lot of these guys are still doing well (this was filmed in 2006).Music is great if you like hip hop. Good perspective - might have been a little better with some more background on players and more history on Rucker...but overall a good flick.

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