March 15, 2010 12:01 pm
Audiences responded strongly to Steve James' documentary No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson at its world premiere at the SXSW film festival yesterday. Here's a round-up of some early reviews:
Filmmaker magazine: "Peppered with James’ own memories, voice over and on-camera reminiscences and filled with remarkable frank, candid interviews by Hampton residents, No Crossover is about a lot more than a troublemaking basketball player."
Austinist.com: "The film isn’t so much about Iverson as it is a meditation on justice, prejudice, and the enduring racial tensions that pervade much of small-town American culture"
Cinematical.com: "You may come out feeling more sympathy for Allen Iverson or it may just reinforce your beliefs in him as just another punk. That's what some of the great documentaries are capable of."