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Stephen Curry: Underrated

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Docu follows basketball star's rise, promotes perseverance.

Movie PG-13 2023 110 minutes
Stephen Curry: Underrated Movie Poster: Stephen Curry plays basketball on a yellow court

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This well-made documentary might be a must-see if you're a die-hard Golden State Warriors and/or Steph Curry fan. But otherwise, Stephen Curry: Underrated isn't as gripping as other sports documentaries, largely because the obstacles Curry faces are rather mild. Yes, he struggled with getting coaches and teams to look beyond his weight and height, but he also came from relative privilege, since his father used to play for the NBA, and Curry was able to learn the game directly from the source. These factors don't make Curry's personal issues any less meaningful, but they do make his rise to the league feel easier than it was for others, even with his physical situation working against him.

On top of that, the film feels a little long, clocking in at nearly two hours. It's true that Curry has changed the game of basketball in his own way, but sometimes his story comes off as less relatable than the filmmakers probably wanted it to.

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