Though Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is inarguably NBA royalty, this documentary chronicles his early rise to the crown with his high school career. MORE THAN A GAME focuses on James, as well as the four other members of Akron's "Fab Five," as they compete for a national high school championship in basketball.
This year youre not going to get a more exciting or thought-provoking movie filled with memorable characters and dramatic events than MORE THAN A GAME. - 09/28/2009 Hollywood Reporter
"MORE THAN A GAME is a knockout of a sports documentary....A sincere but unsentimental tribute to the value sports can have in people's lives..." - 10/02/2009 Los Angeles Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "MORE THAN A GAME is a quintessential American story of perseverance. It is also a story about the bonds of friendship and the often-bumpy process of coming of age." - 10/02/2009 USA Today
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] provides a steady and occasionally inspirational riff on Heywood Broun's wonderful adage, 'sports do not build character, they reveal it'..." - 10/01/2009 Box Office
"[F]ascinating not only for its portrait of an emergent -- and endearing -- superstar, but for the evolution of three teammates the young LeBron came to love, and the hard-driving coach who evolved with them." - 10/02/2009 Wall Street Journal
"MORE THAN A GAME is a documentary, but it's every inch a triumph-of-the-underdogs fairy tale..." -- Grade: B+ - 10/09/2009 Entertainment Weekly
"The inspirational documentary MORE THAN A GAME collects a wealth of footage..." - 02/03/2010 A.V. Club