Can you believe that it has been 18 years since the release of the hit movie, ‘Love & Basketball’ starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps!??
“Love & Basketball” was released April 16, 2000 and received generally favorable reviews from film critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film received an average score of 70, based on 28 reviews, which indicates “generally favorable”. At Rotten Tomatoes, which is similar to Metacritic, the film received an aggregated score of 82%, based on 87 reviews stating, “Confident directing and acting deliver an insightful look at young athletes.” Film reviewer Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly gave Love & Basketball an A- review. She enjoyed how the film portrayed women’s sports in general and says “The speed and wiliness of the game itself ensure that movies about men who shoot hoops are exciting, but the novelty of watching women bring their own physical grace to the contest is a turn-on.” Schwarzbaum also appreciated Prince-Bythewood’s directing skills, claiming “[She] is also vigilant and honest about the hard sacrifices made in pursuit of sexual equality. And for that, she scores big in her first pro game.”
Sanaa Lathan REFLECTED on the movie’s anniversary on SOCIAL MEDIA:
What’s your FAVE moment from the ICONIC movie??