Watch: Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story 2019 123movies, Full Movie Online – In the world of professional sports, no American athlete ever came back from a mental health disorder – until Ron Artest. The film shines a spotlight on the polarizing athlete who was at times feared and often misunderstood both on and off the basketball court and includes intimate interviews from the man now known as Metta World Peace, his former teammates, rivals, his loved ones and family..
Plot: In the world of professional sports, no American athlete ever came back from a mental health disorder….until Ron Artest, now known to the world as Metta World Peace.
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Keeping it Real
I expected to hate it, but I liked it. Because it doesn’t really make apologies for him. He admits that he couldn’t control himself, blames mental health to a degree, but also blames himself significantly.
Most importantly, people seem to be speaking truthfully, including him. I believed him. He seemed genuinely embarrassed by his life, and his team mates seemed earnest about wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt, while retaining some resentment.
The footage is great, the interviews just long enough, the editing excellent, and the arc effective. The best part is when he finds redemption with a championship and admits to the world that he let down his former Indiana teammates in the worst way.
I was amazed that the guy who threw the cup of soda was willing to appear. Although I didn’t really get a sense of whether he felt remorse. But at least he admitted what he did, and it’s role in the whole thing.
Even Kobe tries very hard to be fair and not arrogant. It kept my interest, and that’s not an easy task.
VIEWS ON FILM review of Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story
In 2019’s Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story, the “quiet storm” refers to Artest himself. Ron Artest (now known as Metta Sandiford-Artest) played in the NBA for 18 years. He won a title with the LA Lakers in 2010, was Defensive Player of the Year in 2004, and was a one-time All-Star. At almost two hours, “Quiet Storm” tells Metta’s story and tells it chronologically. We’re talking from growing child age till present day.
So yeah, “Quiet Storm” is a documentary about an NBA player who had moderate success while also exhibiting a volatile nature. Remember the Malice at the Palace? Well Artest was there and it caused him to be suspended for the remainder of the 2004-2005 season. Metta went into the stands and punch a spectator. He also got a couple more slugs in when another spectator got onto the court.
Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story is an effective if not conventional documentary. It would be more conventional had it not been for title cards featuring words of wisdom from Metta’s never seen shrink. Now is “Quiet Storm” a platform docu for Metta to gain sympathy for his past incidents? Sure it is. Artest had problems on court with fighting and what not. Also, he was arrested for domestic violence in 2007. Is “Quiet Storm” a manifesto for Metta to get himself consideration for the NBA Hall of Fame? I mean it feels like it but I don’t believe he’s an actual Hall of Famer (he had a decent career though).
All in all, Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story gets the job done by garnishing all the standard docu checkmarks. The archive footage is solid, the interviews are real, the editing is streamlined, and you get some concrete attestation concerning the Metta you thought you knew. The con is that “Quiet Storm” doesn’t jump off the screen (no pun intended) like this year’s Tina and The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart. It firstly goes through the motions as to not fully laud Metta’s pseudo self-serving journey. It does however, give the dude some sprinkled redemption. Imperfect “storm”.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Director Johnny Sweet
Writer Tom Friend
Actors Kobe Bryant, Capone, Havoc
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination
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