Top Spin Reviews

July 12, 2016
Teens chase Olympic dreams in compelling sports documentary.
October 30, 2015
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.
October 22, 2015
A pleasant documentary about three adolescents trying to represent the U.S. in table tennis at the 2012 Olympics.
October 20, 2015
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.
September 3, 2015
"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.
August 26, 2015
There's triumph, heartbreak and loss in Top Spin.
August 21, 2015
Peppering the trials, tribulations and training of the three athletes is some spectacular table tennis action.
August 21, 2015
As the Olympic trials draw near, it's fun to watch them really go for it, and you'll be rooting for them to make the team. And no matter what happens next, their childhoods remain sane and very intact.
August 20, 2015
"Top Spin" grips, exhilarates and breaks hearts like the 1994 film "Hoop Dreams."
August 20, 2015
It's hard to imagine a film more formulaic than "Top Spin," but the formula is irresistible.