High Flying Bird

I was very surprised to neither like nor love this movie, given the amount of affection I have for all of its constituent parts: Soderbergh, Zazie Beetz, sports business, and the NBA. But there was a thinness to the entire thing that made me wishing (so rarely!) for a longer run-time; characters felt like avatars than actual people (with the exception of Beetz, who seemed to play a prototype of her Full Circle character), and the final third resolved with the aplomb of an air leak.

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