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Ping Pong Reviews

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May 25, 2007
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 27, 2007
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2007
Ping Pong is probably the most extravagant celebration of a childhood game ever committed to film.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 3, 2007
The film projects a sense of loopy joy that comes from being young and playing the only game that matters.
March 30, 2007
Seems more suited to video than the big screen--a study in teen angst with some digitally enhanced shots of table tennis.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 27, 2007
Kudo neatly codes allusions to yin-yangs into his frames, stressing time and again that the game of ping pong is not about winning so much as it is a matter of social. camaraderie and blissful self-reflection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 13, 2007
Previsível como a maior parte dos filmes de esporte, mas acaba conquistando por desenvolver muito bem seus personagens, levando o espectador a se importar com todos eles.
| Original Score: 4/5
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June 24, 2006
Behind all the awkwardness, the film does set out a heartfelt view of friendship, character and destiny.
January 26, 2005
For what it's worth, it's undoubtedly the best ping pong movie ever made!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2004
A quirky drama with finely drawn characters and some kinetic ping-pong action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2004
This film is so endearing and entertaining that it's hard to understand why it hasn't gone on to take the world by storm ... igniting a ping pong craze in the process!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2003
Despite being a little cliché, Ping Pong is a hell of a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 15, 2003
Surprisingly wonderful. Ultimately transcends the ka-plink ka-plink ka-plink of little plastic balls on wooden tables - it becomes an elegant tango of the mind and soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 24, 2003
Perhaps the best sports movie I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: A
April 10, 2003
A deft, delightful mix of sulky teen drama and overcoming-obstacles sports-movie triumph.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 24, 2007
There are no surprises in this match, but director Fumihiko Sori makes the games visually thrilling and communicates the athletic nirvana of high-level competition...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 27, 2007
An overlong exercise in sport as character-builder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 26, 2007
Table tennis. That's pretty much it. For two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 16, 2007
Overlong and overstuffed with characters and situations, Ping Pong doesn't really succeed on a dramatic level.
July 30, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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