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      Rise

      PG 2022 1 hr. 53 min. Biography Drama TRAILER for Rise: Trailer 1 List
      91% 22 Reviews Tomatometer 85% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Audiences have never seen a story like that of the Antetokounmpos. After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, Charles and Vera Antetokounmpo (Dayo Okeniyi and Yetide Badaki, respectively) struggled to survive and provide for their five children, while living under the daily threat of deportation. With their oldest son still in Nigeria with relatives, the couple were desperate to obtain Greek citizenship but found themselves undermined by a system that blocked them at every turn. When they weren't selling items to tourists on the streets of Athens with the rest of the family, the brothers - Giannis (Uche Agada) and Thanasis (Ral Agada) - would play basketball with a local youth team. Latecomers to the sport, they discovered their great abilities on the basketball court and worked hard to become world class athletes, along with brother, Kostas (Jaden Osimuwa). With the help of an agent, Giannis entered the NBA Draft in 2013 in a long shot prospect that would change not only his life but the life of his entire family. And last season, Giannis and Thanasis helped bring the Milwaukee Bucks their first championship ring in 50 years, while Kostas played for the previous season champs, the Los Angeles Lakers. Read More Read Less

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      SkyRo P #MovieReview #DisneyPlus #disneyrise #Rise This was a fantastic film and worth watching every moment. This movie is about a family of African American immigrants who hide from police to support their family and children. This is a true story about the NBA champions and their struggles to get a chance. It's free on Disney+ and worth watching 100% Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/06/24 Full Review Maria D Great humbling movie, excellent for a family film together. I don't like basketball but this movie was more than basketball it was about family. Great acting and very inspirational. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/07/23 Full Review Ben M Beautiful movie and might motivate your kids to practice just that little bit more. A story of overcoming huge adversity. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/22/23 Full Review Patrick One of the most heartwarming, and very true, Sports stories ever put on film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/23/23 Full Review Paul B I love a good sports movie based on a true story ... But why in the world do writers always feel the need to fictionalize key portions simply to make it more "heartwarming"? It's a great story, done fairly well, and leaves you feeling nothing but respect for the real life people who survived and thrived against overwhelming odds ... But Giannis was heavily scouted in Europe before he arrived at the NBA draft and his "family" sports agent Haris never existed. In fact, it was his coach who recommend Giannis to the largest sports agency in Europe and the two principals of that company are responsible for him getting invited to the NBA draft. Why did this have to be fictionalized? The Antetokounmpo family story is incredible and they all seem to be remarkable people, zero fiction needed. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/17/23 Full Review Movie C The Rise is a great Movie about the Antetokounmpo's story that is super underrated and deserves more hype as one of few Disney+ originals that are decent. If you feel like a sports drama that you haven't seen before you should watch it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times Rise scores as first-rate family filmmaking and a worthy reminder that some dreams can and do come true — big time. Jun 27, 2022 Full Review Aramide Tinubu RogerEbert.com Okeniyi and Badaki's performances are particularly impactful as two hardworking and proud people determined to make a better life for their five sons. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 24, 2022 Full Review Calum Marsh New York Times The film’s fidelity to the letter of biographical truth occasionally puts it in the territory of sports-drama cliché. But sometimes life really does unfold the way it does in pictures. Jun 24, 2022 Full Review M.N. Miller Ready Steady Cut Rise is family-friendly but is an underwhelming story about a family that is anything but. Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 2, 2023 Full Review Pedro Luis Graterol The Young Folks A slam dunk of a biopic. Rated: 9/10 Jul 12, 2022 Full Review Stephen Silver Tilt Magazine A fact-based, inspirational sports story that hits most of the usual beats you’ve been expecting, even if you don’t know the story. It’s predictable, but still inspiring. Rated: 3/5 Jul 1, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Audiences have never seen a story like that of the Antetokounmpos. After emigrating from Nigeria to Greece, Charles and Vera Antetokounmpo (Dayo Okeniyi and Yetide Badaki, respectively) struggled to survive and provide for their five children, while living under the daily threat of deportation. With their oldest son still in Nigeria with relatives, the couple were desperate to obtain Greek citizenship but found themselves undermined by a system that blocked them at every turn. When they weren't selling items to tourists on the streets of Athens with the rest of the family, the brothers - Giannis (Uche Agada) and Thanasis (Ral Agada) - would play basketball with a local youth team. Latecomers to the sport, they discovered their great abilities on the basketball court and worked hard to become world class athletes, along with brother, Kostas (Jaden Osimuwa). With the help of an agent, Giannis entered the NBA Draft in 2013 in a long shot prospect that would change not only his life but the life of his entire family. And last season, Giannis and Thanasis helped bring the Milwaukee Bucks their first championship ring in 50 years, while Kostas played for the previous season champs, the Los Angeles Lakers.
      Director
      Akin Omotoso
      Executive Producer
      Giannis Antetokounmpo, Douglas S. Jones
      Screenwriter
      Arash Amel, Arash Amel
      Production Co
      Faliro House Productions, Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
      Rating
      PG (Brief Language|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Biography, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 24, 2022
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