Stephen Curry: Underrated
Release poster
Directed byPeter Nicks
Produced by
  • Peter Nicks
  • Ryan Coogler
  • Sean Havey
  • Erick Peyton
  • Marissa Torres Ericson
  • Ben Cotner
CinematographySean Havey
Edited byJ. D. Marlow
Music byNathan Matthew David
Distributed by
Release dates
  • January 23, 2023 (2023-01-23) (Sundance)
  • July 21, 2023 (2023-07-21) (United States)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States

Stephen Curry: Underrated is a 2023 American sports documentary film about basketball player Stephen Curry. The film was directed by Peter Nicks, and it premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival before being released in theaters and on Apple TV+ on July 21, 2023.[1]


The film follows the career of basketball star Stephen Curry from his 2008 NCAA Tournament run with Davidson College through the 2021–22 Golden State Warriors run at another NBA Championship, where Curry also received the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.[2][3]


A24 green-lit production of Stephen Curry: Underrated in August 2021 with Peter Nicks directing and producing the first project in the first-look deal between Unanimous Media and A24.[4] In October 2022, Apple joined the project to have it as one of their Apple Original Films.[3]


The film had its premiere on January 23, 2023, at the Sundance Film Festival.[5] The film was released in theaters and on Apple TV+ on July 21, 2023.[6]


On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 85% of 34 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The website's consensus reads: "Shoots and scores, dunking us into the underdog life of Stephen Curry with a smooth swish."[7] Metacritic assigned the film a weighted average score of 69 out of 100, based on 11 critics, indicating "generaly favorable reviews".[8]

Bill Edelstein of Variety wrote, "With enough fresh stories to keep basketball fanatics engaged and a coda that every soccer mom will appreciate, this is a film that’s worthy of its subject."[9] Steve Greene of IndieWire described the film as "...steadily entertaining throughout. At the same time, it’s hard to escape the feeling that this film is struggling to make a compelling case for its own existence."[10]


  1. ^ "Stephen Curry: Underrated". Apple TV+ Press. Retrieved April 16, 2023.
  2. ^ Inman, DeMicia (January 5, 2023). "Stephen Curry: Underrated Documentary Added To Sundance 2023 Lineup". Vibe. Eldridge Industries.
  3. ^ a b Grobar, Matt (October 19, 2022). "Stephen Curry Documentary Underrated In Works From Apple, A24, Unanimous & Proximity; 'Homeroom's Peter Nicks Directing". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation.
  4. ^ Vlessing, Etan (August 10, 2021). "Steph Curry Documentary Underrated in the Works at A24". The Hollywood Reporter. PMRC.
  5. ^ "Stephen Curry: Underrated | 2023 Sundance Film Festival". Retrieved January 18, 2023.
  6. ^ Haring, Bruce (April 14, 2023). "'Steph Curry: Underrated' Documentary Sets Theatrical And Apple TV+ Date". Deadline. Retrieved April 16, 2023.
  7. ^ "Stephen Curry: Underrated". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved July 5, 2023.
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  9. ^ Edelstein, Bill (April 29, 2023). "'Stephen Curry: Underrated' Review: Stephen Curry Goes Back to School in Satisfying Sports Doc". Variety. Retrieved July 5, 2023.
  10. ^ Greene, Steve (January 24, 2023). "'Stephen Curry: Underrated' Review: A Sincere, Slight Look at the NBA Star's College Years". IndieWire. Retrieved July 5, 2023.