Uncle Drew

Uncle Drew
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles Stone III
Written byJake Kroell
Produced by
Edited by
  • Jeff Freeman
  • Sean Valla
Music byChristopher Lennertz
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date
  • June 29, 2018 (2018-06-29) (United States)
Running time
103 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$18 million[2]
Box office$46.7 million[3]

Uncle Drew is a 2018 American sports comedy film directed by Charles Stone III and written by Jay Longino. It stars Kyrie Irving as the title character from his Pepsi Max advertisements that began airing in 2012, along with former NBA players Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Aaron Gordon, Reggie Miller, and Nate Robinson, as well as former WNBA player Lisa Leslie. Lil Rel Howery, Erica Ash, J. B. Smoove, Mike Epps, Tiffany Haddish, and Nick Kroll also star.[4]

The film was released in the United States by Lionsgate on June 29, 2018, and received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the performances of the cast, but called the direction and screenplay "formulaic".[5]

  1. ^ "UNCLE DREW - British Board of Film Classification". bbfc.co.uk.
  2. ^ Catts, Everett (June 29, 2018). "Westminster grad's 'Uncle Drew' a basketball love letter". Marietta Daily Journal. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "Uncle Drew (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (February 9, 2017). "NBA Star Kyrie Irving's 'Uncle Drew' Commercials to Get Film Treatment (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  5. ^ Slane, Kevin (June 28, 2018). "What critics are saying about 'Uncle Drew'". Boston.com. Retrieved June 29, 2018.

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