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Arrogant teen Peco (Yôsuke Kubozuka) and his best friend, the stone-faced and apathetic Smile (Arata), are Japanese schoolboys who excel at ping-pong. But they aren't the only table tennis experts around; an immigrant nicknamed China (Sam Lee), another rival called Demon (Koji Ookura) and the fearsome Dragon (Shido Nakamura) are all formidable nemeses who give the duo some high-flying competition. They also force the two boys to examine life outside the sport they love.

Cast & Crew

Yôsuke Kubozuka
Yutaka Hoshino, Peco
Arata
Makoto Tsukimoto, Smile
Sam Lee
Kong Wenge, China
Shido Nakamura
Ryûichi Kazama, Dragon
Koji Ookura
Manabu Sakuma, Demon
Yasushi Shiin
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Critic Reviews for Ping Pong

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (5)

  • Braced by spiky humor but tempered by sentimentality, Ping Pong might have been a disposable teen comedy if not for the Japanese film's unexpectedly thrilling action sequences and subtly profound observations about competition and the human spirit.

    May 25, 2007 | Rating: 3/4
  • The movie has some of the feel of a good graphic novel and offers a lot of Japanese pop pleasures as well. The images are eye-catching and highly colorful, the pacing is fast, and the story and the characters are simple, grabby and archetypal.

    April 27, 2007 | Rating: 3/4
  • An overlong exercise in sport as character-builder.

    April 27, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Overlong and overstuffed with characters and situations, Ping Pong doesn't really succeed on a dramatic level.

    April 16, 2007
  • Ping Pong is probably the most extravagant celebration of a childhood game ever committed to film.

    April 9, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5
  • The film projects a sense of loopy joy that comes from being young and playing the only game that matters.

    April 3, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ping Pong

  • Jun 03, 2010
    Ostensibly a sports film, but it isn't really. Based on the manga series of the same name, it's about high school championship ping pong, but instead of the classic underdog beats the world plot, we have a quiet boy with talent but no motivation for winning and his arrogant friend who he lets beat him. So our introverted hero finds his strength (cue Rocky soundtrack) and after many trials and tribulations, finishes with a head-to-head match and wins the championship and a standing ovation, hooray? Nope, nothiing like that. Guess you might have to see it.
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