Top Spin


Top Spin (2015)


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Set against the backdrop of one of the most under-appreciated sports in America, three teenagers battle their way through the world of competitive ping pong. While facing the unusual challenges coming of age in a niche sport, their journey reveals the passion it takes to pursue their Olympic-sized dreams.

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Weary as I am of documentaries built around competitions, this one is charming because the three teens, especially the girls, are so radiantly intense about the sport. And yes, you doubters, it is a sport.

Oct 30, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

These "kids" turn out to be wiser than their years - wiser than most of us, probably - as they both win and lose with an enviable grace.

Oct 20, 2015 | Full Review…

"Top Spin's" action is sizzling - that sideways-hop-dance players use in the sport is mesmerizing, and lightning-fast exchanges between competitors can look unearthly.

Sep 3, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Top Spin" grips, exhilarates and breaks hearts like the 1994 film "Hoop Dreams."

Aug 20, 2015 | Full Review…

It's hard to imagine a film more formulaic than "Top Spin," but the formula is irresistible.

Aug 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Teens chase Olympic dreams in compelling sports documentary.

Jul 12, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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