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The first 20 minutes - superb!
on 26 April 2013
The first 20 minutes of this film are as good an opening to any film as I've seen. The basketball skills and particularly the banter are first-rate. Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes just hit it off brilliantly and the verbal sparring beats even the basketball match-ups.
I find the film slows down whenever Rosie Perez is on - nothing against her, but it's a basketball film so that's where the action is.
2 other main sections which make the film worth watching are the one-on-one tournament and the back-lot single shot required to earn the missus a place on her show: "You get the Sudan! And a hook shot!" "Can I use my right arm?!" Excellent!
Ultimately, Harrelson's character is flawed and is hugely frustrating to watch when not playing basketball, and the slam-dunk episode makes you shout at the screen with annoyance, but the action on the court is great.