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The Basketball DiariesJim Carroll is chasing his dream of becoming a basketball player. But once in a while he gets stoned with his friends, and step by step, he falls into the dark world of crime and drugs. And it looks like he will never get out from his drug addiction.Keywords:
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Directors of "The Basketball Diaries"Scott KalvertBirthdate: 15 August 1964, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "The Basketball Diaries"Jim CarrollBirthdate: 1 August 1949, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USABryan Goluboff
Critic Reviews of "The Basketball Diaries"Entertainment WeeklyMarch 24, 2008
For those few soul-freezing moments, you get a glimpse of the great actor Leonardo DiCaprio is going to be.Chicago ReaderMarch 24, 2008
Significantly, the movie keeps the hero's reformation offscreen as well as unexplained; it's more interested in shock effects than in candor or elucidation.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
The angel-faced DiCaprio is a gifted actor, but he lacks the authority and physical presence to keep us with him.New York TimesAugust 30, 2004
The star shines, but the movie is hard to watch.Rolling StoneMay 12, 2001
You leave The Basketball Diaries believing that Leonardo DiCaprio can do anything.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 13, 2001
Although it masquerades as a cautionary tale about the horrors of heroin, this epic of teen-age angst is more accurately seen as a reverential wallow in the gutter of self-absorption.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsJuly 01, 2011
What almost saves the muddled pic from fouling out is the raw dynamic performance by Leonardo DiCaprio... .Common Sense MediaJanuary 01, 2011
Stark tale of teen drug abuse and delinquency.IGN DVDOctober 16, 2010
An uncomfortable experience, to say the least. But also quite rewarding.Matt's Movie ReviewsJuly 07, 2010
Bleak, depressing independent film making with an incredible performance by Leonardo Di Caprio, The Basketball Diaries shows that, if anything, it is the company you keep that will eventually lead to your downfall.Groucho ReviewsMay 31, 2010
It was impossible in The Basketball Diaries not to take notice of DiCaprio's seemingly undauntable talent, as he channeled the tortures of the drug-addicted damned. [Blu-ray]
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