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Based on 19 Critics
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • [Kalvert] best serves the movie by simply focusing on DiCaprio, who communicates the spirit and blunt truth of the diaries even when the movie keeps trying to soften the blow. show more

  • Basketball Diaries is an earnest, botched effort to do justice to Carroll's book. Amazingly, though, even with Kalvert's lack of style and vision, the greatness of DiCaprio's performance is undiminished. show more

  • The tale related here isn't all that original, but the honest presentation lends impact to a wrenching scenario. show more

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  • May 24, 2014 paulandhisladies
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    I saw this movie probably 15 years ago. I felt the mothers pain when she had to refuse her son. I only saw this movie once and it had a lasting impression on me. Its a gut wrenching tear jerker.

  • January 16, 2012 babylez954
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    Best movie of all time!

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