“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.