Boogie

critic Reviews

, 43% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Boogie misses its shot with a contrived plot and uneven tone.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    With so much on the line, Boogie just sort of dribbles to nothingness.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Writer/director Eddie Huang's flawed feature does have flashes to recommend it, particularly in depicting matters of the heart between Boogie and a no-nonsense Black classmate.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I really wanted to like this movie, but honestly it's really tedious.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The story of a Chinese American kid's hoop dreams is hard to enjoy when the depictions of the game are so wrongheaded.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Boogie is at times unpolished but it offers a compelling and sympathetic portrayal of the title character and avoids excessive melodrama or a too-facile ending.
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    Alison WillmoreNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Whatever desire to get real that the film was born out of, it ultimately feels like a sign that it's time to do some growing up.
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    Dan BuffaKSDK News (St. Louis)
    What Huang's film truly lacked was a compelling lead actor and something to say. If you lack those two signature ingredients in a sports drama, your end result will be subpar.
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    Sean CollierPittsburgh Magazine
    You know. Just a movie.
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    Max CovillIt's The Pictures
    Taylour Paige really shines here and shows why she's an exciting up-and-coming actress.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    This one did something for me I wasn't expecting it to.
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