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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Fresh65%
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IMDb Rating7.3102009

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by annuskavdpol8 / 10

Linsanity - an independent journey

Jeremy Lin is Linsanity. He seemed to be this silent hero in America. His laid back character and nothingness seemed to contribute to our day and age. Within the film shots of this story, there seemed to be a story within a story. Was this movie about Jeremy Lin or was it about basketball or the American Dream or was this whole story about God? Was Jeremy Lin mentally ill or selfish? Was his euphoric state of zoning while he was winning on the basketball court nothing more than a hallucination in the waking sense and was he not only thinking about himself versus the whole team when he prayed to God and let God take over in what Jeremy Lin mentioned as an out of body experience. Is not God to help all team members and opponents and do we not live a life where selflessness versus selfishness is considered to be more holy? Jeremy Lin seemed to lose himself in a religious trance on the basketball court however was the game about Jeremy as an individual or as player in Gods Master Plan? If Jeremy Lin perceives himself merely a player in God's Master Plan for him, does that mean he is merely a puppet and God pulling the strings? Would it not be more human to combine God with self so that man has a say in his own unique narrative? An independent journey laced with divinity.

Reviewed by MartinHafer7 / 10

Worth seeing--but where Lin will end up is anyone's guess

The film chronicles Jeremy Lin's life and basketball career--from his childhood days playing ball through the end of the 2012 basketball season. To do this, Lin himself is interviewed as well as his friends, family and a variety of other sources.

This documentary is about Lin--a journeyman NBA player who briefly was a HUGE sensation when he played for the New York Knicks. Despite his bouncing around to a few other teams since this incredible season back in 2012, the story is worth seeing for many reasons--particularly due to Lin's size and his humble pedigree. A 6'3" Asian-American who graduated from Harvard is NOT the sort of guy you'd expect to even play in the NBA--let alone spur on the fans like he did in the 2012 season.

This is an enjoyable film overall. The only real negative is that Lin is still young and exactly where his career will go is a great unknown--and so when the film ends, there isn't exactly a sense of where he and his career are going next.

Reviewed by JustCuriosity9 / 10

A Great Sports Bio of a Breakthrough Player

I had the pleasure of seeing Linsanity this evening at the SXSW Film Festival. The film was extremely warmly received. After the showing, we were joined by not only the director and crew, but by the one and only Jeremy Lin himself. The director and his crew did an excellent job in presenting a very personal and moving portrait of Jeremy, his struggles to overcome stereotypes, and particularly how he drew strength from his faith and his culture. The film benefited from the fact that the crew started film Jeremy several years ago when he was a senior at Harvard and long before his rise to international stardom last year. They were thus able to show the story of his high school and college careers when he had gained some recognition, but was not a huge star. The level of racism that he encountered was quite disturbing. Jeremy's strength in the face of adversity is truly inspiring. I expect that this film will be picked up by ESPN and broadcast widely in the next few months. The film should be appealing to both sports fans and non- sports fans. While it is the journey of an athlete, it is really a story of perseverance and hard work that goes beyond just the realm of sports and should be widely relevant to people who have struggled in a wide variety of endeavors.

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