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Family Movie Review: Linsanity (PG)

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MPAA Rating: PG        Length: 89 minutes

Age Appropriate For: 10+. Nothing really problematic here, except for some language and discussion of racial tensions in professional basketball. Fine for any young basketball players or fans not only of Jeremy Lin, but any underdog story in general.

Jeremy Lin was a tailor-made underdog story, a player who seemingly came out of nowhere to lift the New York Knicks to a string of victories in 2012. The documentary ‘Linsanity’ gives us the story behind the man, which is certainly interesting, although director Evan Leong goes too heavy on the hero worship.

By Roxana Hadadi

There are some NBA stars you know immediately, only by their first names: Kobe, LeBron, Magic. With the documentary “Linsanity,” director Evan Leong makes the case that Jeremy Lin should probably be in that group, too—not necessarily for his talent level, but for his tenacity, determination, and … religious faith? Oh, there’s a lot of hero worship and Christianity in “Linsanity,” and Leong doesn’t hold back either in his adoration of the Houston Rockets player or in his agreement with his beliefs.

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