Blue Chips (1994) - Drama, Sport

Hohum Score

19

Watchable

A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Nick Nolte, Mary McDonnell
Length: 108 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 3 out of 27 found boring (11.11%)

One-line Reviews (14)

What a surprise Blue Chips was, expecting a below par sports movie (based on reviews) but found a thought provoking and entertaining 110 minutes.

But when the producers are overly reliant on big name sports stars and lame acting from all, you have a very predictable flick that is good for little more than killing 90 minutes of tube time.

The supporting cast other than the three basketball players and Nolte's ex-wife fit perfectly or should I say match the poor and cliché writing of this movie.

In the second half it tries to alter itself into an engaging drama.

But given its poor ending,Blue Chips is still an entertaining movie to watch especially for basketball fans.

Lacks energy, some thrills and at times even the dramatic sequences are monotonous and uninteresting.

Walsh as Happy, and cameos by countless college basketball players and coaches and a very entertaining cameo by Larry Bird.

As someone that has always played basketball, I found it very entertaining.

Evocative of "And Justice For All", which featured a similar last-act rant by Al Pacino, the film also anticipates Spike Lee's "He Got Game", another basketball flick which milks similar themes.

They seem incompatible and bland here.

Everything else in this movie seems to be cliché and would not amuse anyone except for small kids.

I don't know for sure, but it was still entertaining and fun to watch nonetheless.

Then when they join that corruption it becomes exciting, you just know it's gonna blowup some time.

From the get-go, it is not the smartest of movies, but it did have its fair share of entertaining value as the movie progressed.