Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in PyongYang

2015

Documentary / Sport

3
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 452

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Reviewed by Clementine Bezos 8 / 10

WTactualF

It's a truly modern saga, a strange mesh of the cult of celebrity, geopolitics and technology and the media's ability to connect disparate people all over the globe—not to mention the media's role in covering such intersections. Matt Cooper delivers the film's irony-inflected voice-over with an infectious Irish lilt that jauntily propels the narrative through its many unlikely twists and turns.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Entertaining documentary captures a moment in history

BIG BANG IN PYONGYANG is a lively documentary that captures a 'moment in time' quite nicely. It involves Dennis Rodman and his idea to hold a basketball game between some retired American players (including himself) and a North Korean team in order to open up borders between the two countries. Everything doesn't go according to plan, of course, which is why it's an entertaining documentary.

Things start off on a quite ordinary level, introducing the main players and depicting the strangeness of North Korean society. I wasn't too keen on the Irish narrator but he could have been worse. I only know Rodman from his short cinematic career but he's a larger than life figure whose flaws make him likable and almost tragic in places. Things become serious in the latter part of the production as politics intervene and it gets very heated, which of course makes for a fine and naturalistic documentary. And you don't even have to like basketball to enjoy it.

Reviewed by The_Danjuring 7 / 10

Dennis and the dictator

Pretty entertaining documentary about Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea which was filled with good intentions but perhaps not with the best results.

News-magazines went pretty hard at Rodman when it was revealed that he was in North Korea making friends with the country's dictator and US sworn enemy Kim Jong Un.

But he did indeed have some good intentions trying to build a bridge between the 2 countries by staging a basketball-game between the US and North Korea.

Now some of those intentions got lost after the public backlash and Rodman's ego and personal problems came in the way, but it's still a fairly engaging and interesting documentary.

Needless to say though is that there is very little footage of Kim Jong Un as he doesn't really approve of anyone, especially American journalists filming him.

But still, worth seeing.

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