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I Promise: Season 1 (2020)



Critic Consensus: I Promise provides a powerful, candid glimpse into the lives of students at LeBron James's elementary school.


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Executive produced by Lebron James, I PROMISE is an original documentary series featuring an in-depth look at the first academic year inside the groundbreaking I Promise School that opened its doors in 2018. I PROMISE tells the story of LeBron James' efforts to close the achievement gap in his hometown of Akron, Ohio through the eyes of the inspiring students who are resetting expectations of their futures. The series will explore the day-to-day trials, triumphs, and life-changing impact of the school staff, students and families working together in a unique, family-first educational environment that embraces the trauma and challenges many face in Akron.


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Critic Reviews for I Promise: Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

The doc doesn't shy away from some of the criticism lobbed and James and the school, even if it's impossible to fathom taking shots at one of the world's most famous people for putting some of his money where his mouth is in trying to uplift his hometown.

April 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Compelling, frank, and moving, each eight-minute installment absolutely flies by.

April 6, 2020 | Full Review…

"I Promise" shows us the power of an athlete and that athletes are more than just competitors.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

You're gonna cry during this quibi.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Watching kids - many of whom believe themselves to be stupid, and say as much - grow in this new environment is going to have you bawling in the five minutes it takes you to watch the first episode.

May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

What could have been a self-serving series about LeBron James's public elementary school for at-risk kids quickly turns into a compelling, often heartbreaking look at how hard it is to change the lives of children growing up in difficult circumstances.

April 6, 2020 | Full Review…

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