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Crossover

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Anthony Mackie, Crossover
Crossover: Kim Simms

Crossover

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
95 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/01/06
performer:
Wesley Jonathan, Anthony Mackie, Wayne Brady
director:
Preston A. Whitmore II
distributor:
TriStar Pictures
author:
Preston A. Whitmore II
genre:
Drama, Sports

We gave it a C-

Inside an abandoned Detroit train station, past the fires blazing medievally in oil barrels, guys play street ball, a loose form of basketball where money’s always on the line and ”razzle dazzle” wins out over rules. But Crossover skimps on court-level pyrotechnics (we get a game in the beginning and, of course, a big game at the end, and that’s about it) in favor of dry urban melodrama: One player is really aiming for med school, while another (Anthony Mackie, so natural in Half Nelson, so stilted here) flies off the handle a lot.