Ping Pong Summer Reviews

August 15, 2017
In "Ping Pong Summer", director Michael Tully has managed to distill everything awful about eighties movies - the fashion, cheesy dialogue, political incorrectness and afternoon-special endings - minus the heart.
June 19, 2014
The stakes are low throughout the film - even the bullies are mostly bluster - making the big finish an anticlimax.
June 5, 2014
A ho-hum memory piece that could have used a bit more objectivity, not to mention depth and energy.
June 5, 2014
This gentle comedy, while entirely unmemorable, releases a genuine warmth that deflects harsh judgment.
June 5, 2014
"Ping Pong Summer" may not be an instant classic, but it knows its time and place. There's a humble honor in that.
June 5, 2014
A friendly puppy of a movie. It's clumsy and bumbling but disarmingly sweet in spirit.
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June 5, 2014
A sometimes-intriguing experiment in upended expectations, though not a particularly successful one.
June 5, 2014
It offers a Pixy Stix rush of nostalgia that wears off quickly.
June 5, 2014
1980s nostalgia again, served up family-style, but all too wanly.
June 4, 2014
Michael Tully's mild tribute to the 1980s - the decade that just won't go away.
June 3, 2014
There are retro touches that children of the '80s will smile at (remember smelling the liner notes of cassettes?). But ultimately, those are too few and far between.
June 2, 2014
Tully seems filled with yearning for the happy side to the story and dwells fleetingly on his hero's struggles and humiliations; neither the problems nor their resolutions have any weight.
May 29, 2014
Goes so far down the retro rabbit hole there isn't the barest hint of an engaging story.
January 28, 2014
Ninety minutes of vapid 80s fetishism packaged to resemble a proper feature film, a memory-baiting time-sink for twenty-somethings eager to mainline nostalgia at length.