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  • 100
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    It would have been enough for The Other Dream Team to simply pay tribute to the tie-dyed underdogs, but the filmmakers strived for more. Adding detailed historical context, the quirky feel-good story becomes a tragedy and a lesson. And that makes the victories resonate even more. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Still, the essence of the film lies in the athletes' towering charm, and the nature of their journey. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Much more than a sports film, The Other Dream Team is a rousing document of how one oppressed country reclaimed its identity and won its freedom in large part through its basketball prowess. show more

  • 75
    Washington Post

    The documentary offers a fascinating and heartfelt examination of history through the microcosm of one sport. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Clearly, there's a story here. The documentary The Other Dream Team tells it in a smart, lively, if somewhat hectic fashion. show more

  • 75
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The presentation is conventional in style but uplifting in spirit, and worth seeing even if you know nothing about basketball. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    Made with considerable reverence, but it doesn't quite manage to tow a tricky tonal line that's required when working with such sensitive and complicated material. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    Draws on archival footage and firsthand accounts from both players and outside observers to reveal the complex interaction of politics and athletics that colored the Euro-on-Euro competition. show more

  • 83
    Kevin Jagernauth The Playlist

    Moving, rousing, funny and at times even haunting. show more

  • October 18, 2012 qu00000000131566
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    A thrilling proof what people\'s determination can do! GO SEE IT!

  • October 05, 2012 ktarvyd
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    Wonderful blend of political history and Lithuanian basketball! As a proud Lithuanian and a history teacher I was mesmerized by this film.

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