• Like Mike (2002)

Like Mike

Release Date: July 3rd, 2002

DVD Release Date: December 10th, 2002

PG |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Fourteen year old, hoops-loving Calvin Cambridge (Lil' Bow Wow) has a dream: to be a famous basketball player -- to mix it up among the NBA's greatest. But in a game dominated by giants with unparalleled athletic abilities, Calvin's diminutive stature and limited skills, make this a far-off fantasy. Or is it? After he laces up a mysterious pair of old sneakers inscribed with the faded initials MJ, Calvin makes the leap from playground hijinks to NBA superstardom...

Cast: Shad "Bow Wow" Moss, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Robert Forster, Crispin Glover, Eugene Levy, Brenda Song, Jesse Plemons

Director: John Schultz

Genres: Comedy , Children

Production Co: Josephson Entertainment, NBA Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Like Mike Productions, Heller Highwater Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 2000s, Amusing, Growing up, House, Best friend, Friendship, Lighthearted, Heartwarming, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Appealing movie, one of the summer's pleasant surprises. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie overcomes its lack or originality in the setup by making good use of its central idea, that a pair of sneakers could make a kid into an NBA star. This is a message a lot of kids have been waiting to hear. show more

  • 75
    Loren KingChicago Tribune

    Doesn't win any points for originality. It does succeed by following a feel-good formula with a winning style, and by offering its target audience of urban kids some welcome role models and optimism. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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