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ENTERTAINMENT | Jul 25

Our Review of ‘Stephen Curry: Underrated’

Nothing Groundbreaking But It Is a Fun Watch

Our Review of ‘Stephen Curry: Underrated’
Stephen Curry | Matt winkelmeyer/getty images/afp

A Documentary By A24 and Directed By Peter Nicks

If you’re a fan of the Warriors or just basketball in general, it is a worthwhile watch

After cementing himself as one of the greatest players in NBA history and winning four championships, it’s hard to look at Stephen Curry as underrated. He is widely hailed by NBA news outlets as one of the world’s great athletes and there are few who will even try to argue against that. However, there was a time when Curry wasn’t thought of that highly. That’s exactly what is explored in the new documentary from A24 Stephen Curry: Underrated.

The film follows Curry through multiple times in his life. We start with him celebrating becoming the all-time 3-point leader in NBA history, go back to him as a kid trying to overcome his lack of size, and then follow him as he leads the Warriors back to the NBA’s promised land after a couple of down years. There’s also extensive coverage of his time playing college basketball at Davidson.


A24 is one of the top production companies in the business right now and was behind last year’s Best Picture winner Everything Everywhere All At Once. While the company has been known for its narrative films, they have also produced many documentaries that have made entertainment news headlines. Stephen Curry: Underrated looks like a high-level production. Director Peter Nicks crafts a sleek-looking film that flows well while bouncing between multiple timelines in Curry’s life.


However, the film doesn’t offer anything groundbreaking. Curry has been in the public eye for almost two decades now so his story should be familiar to sports fans. His epic run to the Elite Eight in 2008 with Davidson is still fresh in many basketball fans’ minds. Also, everybody knows about his ascension from undersized guard on one of the NBA’s most lackluster teams to future Hall of Famer and leader of a dynasty.


The best documentaries bring new information to viewers that the public might not be privy to. Curry has a brand to protect and considering his involvement with the film, there was definitely no eagerness to dig up any skeletons in his closet or address any NBA rumors. That said, not everything needs to be a hard-hitting piece of journalism. If you’re a fan of the Warriors or just basketball in general, Stephen Curry: Underrated is a worthwhile watch.

You’re not going to come away with any new profound information but it is fun to relive some of the most iconic basketball moments of the past two decades. Curry isn’t the most charismatic or outspoken player in the NBA so that hurts the overall entertainment value. Fans that like basketball more for the storylines than the actual on-court product might come away not being very impressed with the film. Regardless, if you can get a free AppleTV+ subscription, it’s worth throwing on and giving it a watch.

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