Spike Lee calls the shots as he takes you up close and personal with Kobe Bryant the NBA's most valuable player of 2008. Experience unlimited access as 30 cameras follow Kobe's every move in the single most important match... more » up of the 2007-08 season. Mic'ed to hear his every word, Kobe puts his leadership skills to the ultimate test as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the San Antonio Spurs for the Western Conference title lead. From locker room prep and strategy talks to the dynamic action of the big game itself, Kobe Doin' Work is the NBA superstar as you've never seen him before, insense, uncensored and totally real!« less
"I got a chance to watch this on ESPN and had high hopes that it would be very good. Not exactly what I was expecting. Basically you get Kobe with a hidden mic during a game and as the game (between L.A. and Spurs) goes on Kobe is watching the game and commenting on what he was thinking at that very moment. It's like watching a dvd with commentary option set to on. The game itself was boring as you sit there watching and thinking, "wow...is this going to get good?" I think of highlights from Jordan days and his films being like, "wow.....that was amazing...." Kobe has plenty of highlights they could have mixed in or at least on a bonus disc but this was as bland as a popcorn rice cake.
The nice part in the documentary is getting on the inside. Getting in the locker room and seeing what goes on was nice. The whole idea is good but it really just wasn't interesting. Kobe fumbled alot when in the game and the film crew was trying very hard to capture this awesome moment and.......just didn't get it. The only nice parts in the movie where when they showed his family and his daughters at the end. Very touching but in terms of "execution" of the film and basketball? Not entertaining. I rate it three stars just because I'm a Kobe fan. Just was expecting more from Spike on this one. It was okay to watch once....but that's about it. Nothing to go running to your friends to strongly suggest. Nice to see good team play but it looked like a bad game for Kobe overall on the film.
Now if Spike could have only captured the game against Toronto where Kobe dropped 81 points. That would have been great to see. I'd rather watch that game in it's full length than watch this movie again."
Only True Basketball Fans Will Understand
Jesse J. Reyes | Guam USA | 05/17/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
""Kobe Doin' Work" is a short documentary with the goal of showing a part of the game that people have never seen before. Spike Lee chose Kobe Bryant because he is not only the greatest player in the game right now but because of the impact he has on his team. If you watch this film, you will understand why they call the Lakers "Kobe's Team." You will also gain a new respect for Kobe who has proven to be the reason for Laker success. Despite the game being a blowout for the Lakers, it is interesting to hear what exactly goes through Kobe's mind. Spike shot Kobe beautifully and succeeded in in getting his vision across. This film is not for everyone. Only the Laker faithfull and true basketball players can appreciate this insightfull documentary."
Nalin Srivastava | 02/11/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hands down one of the greatest sports movies I have ever seen. Gives a great glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest athletes of our time!"
K. Hawkins | district heights | 12/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this video was awesome. It really showed Kobe's knowledge of the game, and makes you really look at him in a different light. His basketball IQ is really off the chain and that makes him the best in the game today."
Kobe's struggle to win
Rodolfo Cruz | Los Angeles, CA USA | 12/11/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"the movie basically kobe doing just that...work. had kobe not won the championship yet, this video would seem a bit sad. but its rewarding to see kobe's work pay off.