Amateur
2018

After he's recruited to an elite prep school, a 14-year-old basketball phenom is confronted by corruption and greed in amateur sports.
Director:Ryan Koo
TMDb Rating:6.5/10
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Added to Netflix:April 6, 2018
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From the Daily Dot

Writer-director Ryan Koo's Amateur is a Blue Chips for the Instagram generation, following a basketball prodigy, Terron, as he navigates the seedy world of amateur hoops. Koo crams a TV show season's worth of ideas into his 96-minute feature, trying to make Amateur a mentor-mentee story, a cautionary tale, and a rags-to-riches story all at once. But condensing the story takes the air out of the ball and renders the movie flat, and what's left feels like a jumble of narrative threads that don't cohere. If any player were as predictable asĀ Amateur, they would get their shot sent into the stands mercilessly.

Eddie Strait

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