Opening

47% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
35% If I Stay Aug 22
—— When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
7% Are You Here Aug 22
97% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
14% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
35% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
21% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
64% Lucy $5.5M
41% Step Up: All In $2.7M
62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
95% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Phörpa (The Cup)

Phörpa (The Cup) (1999)

tomatometer

86

Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1

No consensus yet.

audience

87

liked it
Average Rating: 4/5
User Ratings: 858

My Rating

Movie Info

A group of Tibetan monks finds themselves torn between spiritual enlightenment and their love for soccer in the comedy Phorpa/The Cup. In Northern India near the Himalayas, a band of Buddhist monks from Tibet have set up a monastery in exile from their native land. Under the gaze of their leaders -- firm-handed Geko and the Khempo, a more easy-going sort -- new students are instructed in Buddhist practices as the monks educate young children, who are usually fidgety and prefer to discuss

G,

Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Khyentse Norbu

Sep 26, 2000

Fine Line Features

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (28) | Rotten (5)

A lovely, delightful, and quiet movie that's easy to swallow and doesn't disrupt the patterns of the world.

June 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

An endearing Tibetan drama about loving others and giving up one's attachments.

August 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

La película vuela entre las reflexiones espirituales y las divertidas situaciones de un monje para ver los partidos de soccer en la Copa del Mundo.

May 13, 2002
Cinenganos

proves the monks are far more human than stereotypes have led us to believe

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews
Old School Reviews

Delightful and thought-provoking.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

If all you see is a bunch of kids watching a soccer game on satellite TV, then I think you missed the film's message.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There are moments of real charm in The Cup...but for the most part it's content to glide along on a cloud of whimsy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Audience Reviews for Phörpa (The Cup)

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Phörpa (The Cup)!

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Phörpa (The Cup) on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Total Recall
Total Recall

Robert Rodriguez's 10 Best Movies

Ant-Man
Ant-Man

First pic of Marvel's Paul Rudd

Worst Summer Movies
Worst Summer Movies

We list the 60 worst since 1975

Scorecard 2014
Scorecard 2014

See where the summer movies rank

Best Comedy Actor
Best Comedy Actor

16 critics predict the Emmys

Foreign Titles

  • The Cup (Phorpa) (DE)
  • The Cup (UK)
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile