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Actors of "Blue Chips"
Characters of "Blue Chips"
Directors of "Blue Chips"William FriedkinBirthdate: 29 August 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Creators of "Blue Chips"Ron SheltonBirthdate: 15 September 1945, Whittier, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Blue Chips"VarietyMarch 25, 2008
A deafness-inducing but otherwise ho-hum would-be expose of shady recruiting practices by college basketball programs.Chicago ReaderMarch 25, 2008
Not even an unsentimental basketball fan like director William Friedkin can wash away all the corn syrup.Time OutJune 24, 2006
This hard-hitting college basketball drama marks a notable return to form for William Friedkin.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
If Mr. Friedkin didn't have to work so strenuously framing two-shots of Mr. Nolte with this seven-foot athlete, it might be hard to remember that Mr. O'Neal has a day job.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
If it wasn't for some exciting roundball action, Shaquille O'Neal's hulking-dunking presence and a wonderfully guttural performance from coach Nick Nolte, you'd slither off the bench asleep.Washington PostJanuary 01, 2000
The filmmakers don't get the ball into the Shaq-man's hands enough -- both literally and figuratively -- to make this personable giant's screen debut memorable.Film4March 25, 2008
Watching various hoop stars and legends trying to act is cringeworthy, O'Neal particularly bad, but Friedkin's movie, written by sports film specialist Shelton has a lot of passion.TV GuideMarch 25, 2008
A good concept fails to become a good movie in this predictable tale of corruption in college basketball.Combustible CelluloidMay 26, 2006
[An] effective, if overlong basketball drama.eFilmCritic.comJuly 25, 2002
Worth seeing for Nolte's force-of-nature performance and the novelty of Shaq "emoting."rec.arts.movies.reviewsJanuary 01, 2000
The on-court action is fairly bland, and photographed from all the wrong angles.Austin ChronicleJanuary 01, 2000
Much of the movie's problem, I suspect, comes from the vast use of non-professionals in dramatic roles, whose charismatic abilities should be restricted to the basketball court and not the dramatic arena.
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