The Other Dream Team
The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and – with help from the Grateful Dead – triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.
- Stars:Jim Lampley, Bill Walton, Greg Speirs, Dan Majerle, David Stern, David Remnick, Tommy Sheppard, Mickey Hart, Arvydas Sabonis, Chris Mullin, Jonas Valanciunas, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Sergejus Jovaisa, Mitch Richmond, Fran Fraschilla,
- Director:Marius A. Markevicius,
- Writer:Marius A. Markevicius, Jon Weinbach
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The Other Dream Team torrent reviews
(jp) wrote: If you are at all into mafia flicks and grew up in the Gotti era, this is a must-see! Does not start off promising, but quickly picks up speed. The weaving in of the flashbacks and the headlines was excellent. Based on a true story. A modern Robin-Hood-meets-Bonnie-Clyde-Bronx-Tale. 2 thumbs up. Great performance by the leads as well as Ray Romano n Andy Garcia.
(kr) wrote: "Somethin's gotta change. Risk our own necks for no money, that's bullshit. I'm about tired of us getting fucked six ways to Sunday. You hear me? God dang, man! I was gonna put a pool in the backyard."
(au) wrote: A criminally unfunny movie with a great comedic actor completely wasted.
(br) wrote: A stupid B-grade flick with an awful screenplay and lamest of dialogues. This disgrace of a movie make even actors like Kevin Bacon or Hounsou come across as a bunch of talentless performers.
(us) wrote: waste of time, awful, teribble
(mx) wrote: It's low budget and it shows...but in a bad way...when there is no story,put in some bloody, violent scenes,psychopaths,girls in school uniform?I was quite expecting too much, I guess...There is nothing really special about this movie... except maybe the scene where one of the prisoners comes out of a chair...this was amazing...if there would have been more ideas like that, it would have been worth my time...but...no thanks.
(fr) wrote: Oscar winning performance by Forest Whitaker! Four stars hands down!
(ru) wrote: Sadly, does not live up to the RK name at all. By departing from the established series in letter and spirit, Seisouhen represents an unimaginative attempt to retell Kenshin's story from a purely romantic standpoint.The central theme of the original story was about Himura's struggle to transcend his bloody past for the sake of the present. He fights the demons of the past that he (and society) might not return to the Bakumatsu, and he fights the demons of Meiji that they might not undo the progress and promise of a decade's peace. By contrast, the producers of Seisouhen decide to let Kenshin wallow in his bloodstained past, pursuing a juvenile quest for unattainable atonement. Despite that the Jinchuu arc receives more than passing attention, the solution Kenshin finds during that sequence is only fleetingly noted before being utterly derailed--just like everything else from the actual series. Soon after the chronological end of the canon, Kenshin indulges in Ethan Brand-esque talk of the impossibility of repentance. This is his reason for deserting his wife and child to go traipsing about Japan for 15 years? Utterly absurd, even for the Kenshin at the beginning of the manga, or at the end of Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (Tsuiokuhen--the GOOD OVA series). And then, (*spoiler alert*) for the director to kill him off with a wasting disease? Yeah, yeah, dramatic irony, he lives by the sword but doesn't die by it--guess what? HE DOESN'T LIVE BY THE SWORD ANYMORE. As the author of Rurouni Kenshin, Nobuhiro Watsuki, put it: "Kenshin went through so much crap and deserved a happy ending."Oh, but there's a REASON for the garbling of Kenshin's story--it's so the director can emphasize Kaoru's! Except...and this is perhaps the greatest crime of this film, IMO...they did a hack job on Kaoru too. In less than 90 minutes, the vibrant multidimensional heroine of Watsuki's stories is reduced to a one-note character whose existence revolves around her romance with Kenshin. By the halfway point, I was BORED with Kaoru as portrayed--an incredible feat of character destruction. At her most interesting, the Kaoru of Seisouhen manages to remind Kenshin of realizations he already knows; at her worst, she gets to say "Kenshin" with a few facial expressions and then fall asleep. Less than inspiring.Since the producers attempt to retell most of the series AND remake it into a romantic tragedy, the rushed feel and contrived gimmicks of the series are not unexpected, but still disappointing. Example: Kenshin's disease, and Kaoru's attempt to "share his pain" by contracting the disease from him. Example: Kenshin's visit to the house of his former foe triggering 15 more years of wandering. Example: the mutilation of the Jinchuu arc. I could go on, but then I would have to remember more of the series and perhaps even rewatch parts, and I can't bear to do that. Suffice to say that fans of the RK series will be disappointed by the plot devices and newcomers will be confused by the jumbled pacing.Seisouhen was not all bad. Yahiko's maturation is visible and welcome. The animation of the OVA is far superior to the original series. What battles are done, are done well. Like a broken clock, the OVA got the mood right at least twice: when Yahiko goes to Hiko Seijuro to retrieve Kenshin's son, and when Kenshin and Kaoru visit Tomoe's grave. And the music, only the music, lives up to expectation.Overall, though, I can only condemn Seisouhen for wreaking havoc on the theme of the original series and betraying the richly characterized main characters. Kenshin newcomers, don't let this be your introduction to him. Kenshin fans, don't let this be the way you remember him. I personally plan to go and watch Tsuiokuhen again, in order to wipe the memory of this series from my mind.
(au) wrote: This is the worst movie that I've ever seen, period.Anyone who enjoyed it, I'm sorry but you must seriously check your brain function. Perhaps you were watching under the influence of something.
(ru) wrote: Frank Whaley is both, charismatically funny, and incredibly obnoxious, also, the film never takes itself too seriously (even for a comedy written by John Hughes) but the fun moments are quite enjoyable and, yeah, there's also Jennifer Connelly...
(gb) wrote: It's okay but not nearly as endearing as the first
(au) wrote: what I'd call "chick flick" and then complain it's boring... I do love Jennifer Ehle and Lena Headey because they are always amazing but that's not enough
(mx) wrote: Pretty good film directed by George Stevens and starring Irene Dunne as a the mother of a Norwegian family who live in early 20th century America and try to cope with living in the new country. While the acting is over the top and the plot is pretty cliched, I couldn't help but be entertained by it. Though the plot sounds extremely dull, it's actually easy to watch. Perhaps it's way too happy and easy going, but hey, the movie was made in 1948, after WWII had ended, it's an obvious mainstream Hollywood feel good film, and it pulled it off. I guess if you're watching the film you should know what you're getting in to.
(ag) wrote: it died down a little in plot towards the middle/end of the movie but still a thrilling watch
(gb) wrote: It might be seen as overtly sentimental to some, but this is a testament to Douglas Sirk's greatness and only serves as an example of the sort of film that wannabe writers and directors of romantic drama should look at in terms of how to do a great and engaging film of such a difficult genre to crack. Here, Rock Hudson plays Bob Merrick, a spoiled millionaire whose attempts at impressing a woman result in his near-death in a motorboat accident, only for his life to be saved by a resuscitator. Unfortunately, in the most brutal of coincidences, the resuscitator is also needed for a popular doctor who dies as a result of the lack of medical equipment, prompting Merrick to try and make amends using the so-called magnificent obsession theory with the doctor's widow Helen Phillips (played convincingly by Jane Wyman who was Oscar-nominated for this role), only for his actions to result in a life-altering accident. Horrified by making a situation worse than it can already get, Merrick attempts to make life for Helen better, regardless of the obstacles facing both characters. What we see for nearly two hours is a relationship of different characters bought together under the most unorthodox of circumstances, but these are characters who are given life and interest thanks to the engaging performances of Hudson and Wyman. Additionally, the film contains a trademark well-organized direction by Sirk whose best talent was making films like this which could have gone either way and fallen into the back of the scrapheap, but were prevented thanks to his ways of making us feel for those involved, as well as the use of beautiful visualization and engaging story. This is an example of that theory and is a film that deserves multiple viewings and ultimately ranks alongside Imitation of Life and All That Heaven Allows as the films that confirm, in the same way Hitchcock is to suspense, Sirk as the master of melodrama.
(it) wrote: I wasn't sure this would be as good as the trailer made it look, but I really enjoyed it. It was both scary and sad and had a really good twist ending.