Infinite Football Reviews

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May 12, 2020
The leaps that get us there are so subtle that the philosophical reach of the film's finale - which, like The Whistlers, is built around a linguistic flourish - proves unexpectedly thrilling.
May 10, 2020
At times both sad and darkly comic, Infinite Football is an interesting, albeit simply told, account of the changes you'd make if you could go back and make them.
May 6, 2020
Deadpan humour does arise out of simple edits, such as a close-up of [Laurentiu] Ginghina talking that cuts to a mid-shot which reveals he has been brandishing a pointer and standing in front of a whiteboard the whole time.
May 6, 2020
The 70-minute running time passes like a brisk dream during a slightly delirious nap.
May 6, 2020
A special film about the beautiful game, and so much more.
March 11, 2020
Of all the Romanian New Wave filmmakers, Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective) has the best sense of humor; his sweet-and-sour approach balances a stingingly satirical view of institutions with a warm acceptance of kooky individuals.
June 3, 2019
A drolly funny and strangely melancholy film.
May 24, 2019
Porumboiu proves that even a game of two halves can have multiple dimensions.
February 28, 2019
It's unclear whether "Infinite Football" is more tragedy or comedy, and in that lack of clarity lies something like wonderment.
January 25, 2019
Infinite Football is the best testament yet to Porumboiu's genius, as he moulds seemingly artless parts into an unexpectedly profound whole.
December 19, 2018
As a director, Porumboiu's approach is less swashbuckling attack than methodical possession game.
November 9, 2018
This relatively short film contains worlds.
November 9, 2018
Porumboiu reminds you with simplicity that Infinite Football is working within the poetry of a portrait, albeit one of many warming, droll moments.
November 6, 2018
This is rich material, sharply developed. It's also touchingly optimistic about man's capacity for incremental change.
November 3, 2018
An offbeat gem of a documentary.
April 29, 2018
It's one of the most original and visionary documentary films to have emerged recently...
April 19, 2018
In short, Infinite Football transmits something personal and universal at the same time. [Full review in Spanish]
March 1, 2018
Corneliu Porumboiu resists spelling anything out but the bare essentials, instead continuing his project of inviting viewers to closely parse the acerbic day-to-day banalities of post-Ceausescu Romania.
February 21, 2018
It's easy to read parallels between the nation's troubled experience of authoritarianism and Ginghină's obsessive pursuit of a perfectly ordered yet perfectly liberated game of soccer.
February 17, 2018
Infinite Football has moments of nicely deadpan humor and some deft little touches of insight along the way courtesy of Porumboiu's offbeat protagonist; but major league it certainly is not.
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