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"Uncle Drew has some very nice comic performances and a heartfelt message, but its by the numbers script dunks it into mediocrity."
Den Of Geek
"For better and worse, Uncle Drew feels like the kind of movie that wouldve cleaned up in the summer of 1998."
There are some laughs here, but nothing gut busting Stone doesnt force the issue.Hes fine with a movie thats more of a friendly game than a blowout, a ..
"There are some laughs here, but nothing gut busting Stone doesnt force the issue."
Though it has a few big laughs, Uncle Drew mistakes its goofy pitch for a free pass to be very simple with its comedy, and sappy with its emotions.
Its one of those lightweight summer diversions thats a hundred times funnier than you expect.
But its better than expected from the premise and good for inspirational sports related messages and several belly laughs.
Common Sense Media
But in the endlets just say the buzzer beater is a crowd pleaser.
The humor isnt terribly consistent and the drama of the situation never feels truthful.
Uncle Drew isnt a great sports comedy, but its highly entertaining thanks to nailing the right tone and the chemistry of its leads.
Daxs story arc is long enough to include a pair of love interests first with Tiffany Haddish (who has disappointingly little to do) as the impatient g ..
Spawned, bizarrely, by a 2012 Pepsi Max advert, this good natured get the gang back on the road movie sees 26 year old NBA star Kyrie Irving reprise h ..
It coasts along on recognition and sports star status and not enough has been done on the script.
Mostly, though, the film is an excuse to watch NBA greats horse around in funny getups.
Even a sports comedy with as goofy a premise should be more satisfying than this.
Laura: Screenwriter Jay Longino takes the underdog sports template and layers it with the arent seniors hilarious when they dont act their age style o ..
Howery is funniest in the outtakes over the closing credits, breaking up at what everybody else is doing.
Rogers Movie Nation
UNCLE DREW is a Summit Entertainment release produced by Temple Hill in association with PepsiCos Creators League Studios. (less)
Written by Jay Longino and directed by Charles Stone III, the movie is shambling and awkward between games, but everybodys likeable and ingratiating i ..
The games themselves are staged as showcases for the players turned actors to display their prowess.Thats to be expected, but it certainly doesnt give ..
Mark Reviews Movies
A hoops fantasy that hews closely to the standard tropes of underdog sports stories, but does so with a gleeful irreverence that should make it surpri ..
One Guys Opinion
The film moves quite easily from bittersweet tones to feelgood larkiness, in jaunty but formulaic style.
Its crude, formulaic and the grey wigs and eyebrows, wrinkly make up and prosthetics...are often hilariously unconvincing. Yet theres something resolu ..
Moviegoers who dont get a kick out of spotting athletes on the screen may be less than enthralled by the otherwise formulaic comeback flick, but sport ..
Uncle Drew is the surprise comedy of the summer... just so incredibly strange, its genuine humor and heart catch you off guard.
This journey to cobble together the old squad should be more fun that it is.
Hes told to find the aged court legend Uncle Drew, here fleshed out to feel like a homage to the real life street ball legend Earl Manigault.
The New York Times
You dont watch Uncle Drew for dramatic depth. You watch it to see great basketball players goof around. And, for better or worse, thats what you get.
But Uncle Drew is more than a vehicle to sell cola, not to mention basketballs chief product placement fetish, sneakers.
Uncle Drew may be tired, but it shows that ones fundamental love for the game never gets old.
And for a movie inspired by a TV commercial, thats a pretty noble achievement.
Structuring a feature film around someone like Irving is a delicate dance. If only the results were as consistently well choreographed as that dance o ..
Most memorable as the heros cautionary best friend in Get Out, Lil Rey Howery once again draws on his comedic timing.
Crucially, director Charles Stone III manages to make the climactic game exciting, hitting all the required underdog sports movie beats along the way, ..
Uncle Drew is unabashedly simple and straightforward, a comedy without complexity.
With a crowd pleasing setup, hilarious performances and a much needed sense of simplicity, Uncle Drew delivers in an unexpected and hilarious way.
This amiable fantasy, directed by Charles Stone III, douses its sparks of insight in a flood of sentiment.
The whole movies that way, succeeding on the simplest possible terms: Its fun to hang out with these people for a while.
Uncle Drew is amiable enough, even crowd pleasing, but pretty ramshackle...With all due respect to the actors and actor hoopsters, its the makeup peop ..
And thus, the films bare bones story begins, largely a travelogue punctuated with easy generation gap jokes.
And in that sense, I recognize that Uncle Drew is a solid film, well cast with funny performances and just enough of a plot to justify them.
Birth Movies Death
The surprise, then, is that Uncle Drew is an amiable, good natured film that delivers little of substance other than a pleasant forget about the outsi ..
Not that the Pepsi produced Uncle Drew was ever going to be much more than that, but the emotional investment is so low it makes a game of HORSE look ..
But just enough of these jokes are funny and just enough of the movies heart is in the right place that it all comes together.
The movie has big personalities yet comes up short on laughs. But buried within is a sad sigh over the gentrification of street ball.
Probably the most entertaining film ever based on a soft drink commercial.
Maki At The Movies
I certainly dont long for a sequel, but any film that clearly and demonstrably loves hoops as much as this one does is hard to resist.
Ar Kansas Online
NBA greats like Bill Russell popped up in the ads, Irving proved to be a talented improviser, and you can see why the marketing folks at not Coke thou ..
Leave Jurassic World to the kiddies and spend a few hours in the dark with these irresistible dinosaurs.A schnook promoter (Lil Rel Howery) who barely ..
Even though Uncle Drew is outlandish and predictable and downright corny, I loved the positive energy of this film, I got a kick out of the winning pe ..
Chicago Sun Times
Fans of the NBA will enjoy this more than others, as the movie is filled with in jokes and cameos by basketball big names past and present.
Who knew a bunch of NBA all stars could turn out to be so funny and such good comic actors Uncle Drew scores on many fronts as the surprise feel good ..
Uncle Drew is not a serious film by any means but the lighthearted film brings a lot of fun when America truly needs it.
Solzy At The Movies
Only those who find the idea of slam dunking geriatrics deeply, inherently hilarious will be able to resist dunking on Uncle Drew.
All of that is perfectly fine.At times throughout the film, you just wish the script would have maybe tried to mirror Irvings impressive offensive ars ..
Director Charles Stone III (Drumline) takes no longer than he has to, to deliver the gags, trash talk and heartwarming message, Uncle Drew introduces ..
But the film is about more than basketball.Its about family and friendship, and when those values are discussed the film jumps to another level.
No classic Hollywood screwball comedy romance ever stated it better.
For a few shining minutes, Uncle Drew is the movie it surely intended to be: funny and clever, quick and snappy, and most of all, fun all infused with ..
Its only right that so many characters in Uncle Drew don throwback jerseys.
Mid West Film Journal
The movie would have also been better if it were actually funny instead of just amiable.
Theres plenty of humor as Dax and the players jib and jab each other, and basketball fans in particular will appreciate the inside jokes and zingersSh ..
You empathize with the dejected Dax: I loved basketball, but it never loved me back..The bad blood between Drew and Big Fella adds an undercurrent of ..
Dwight Brown Ink
Its very silly, but surprisingly sweet and its unpretentiousness makes this at least a two pointer.
Howery has the endearing charisma to lead a comedy, but even his clever improv cant hold this disjointed script together.
Monsters And Critics
No one ever feels good about paying real money to see a glorified commercial or at least what feels like a blatant pitch.
KamWilliams.com The Sly Fox Film Reviews publishes the content of film critic Kam Williams.
It contains a crowd pleaser dance off, and not one, but two Viagra jokes.
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