Tracktown Reviews

November 1, 2018
For someone used to winning, Pappas - and Teicher - find a different way to use the adjective with this major crowdpleaser.
May 18, 2017
Tracktown is a cutesy, generic, unfunny indie film, with an overgrown infant at its centre, and only the most surface-level interest in any of its other characters or themes.
May 12, 2017
The breezy film can't quite go the distance with its string of earnest platitudes and distracting contrivances.
May 11, 2017
Ms. Pappas has little dialogue, but the camera adores her expressive, wide-eyed face, which conveys plenty.
May 11, 2017
A strong debut from such a young creative talent.
May 11, 2017
Though often overreaching, Pappas is most effective when focusing on Plumb's personal relationships.
May 11, 2017
None of these developments carry much dramatic weight, yet the film is light and affable, with a few modest laughs and good observational detail about athletic training and the lives of aspiring Olympians.
May 11, 2017
I wished Pappas had tapped deeper into the dark side she hints at - the side that makes her protagonist more concerned about being a winner than about being a person.
May 11, 2017
Pappas and Teicher are at their best with the particulars of the running world, giving the movie a distinct personality when it moves away from formula and samples athlete routine.
May 11, 2017
"Tracktown" feels utterly authentic and earnest, even if the latter quality may serve as a turn-off to the more cynical in the audience.
May 1, 2017
Light, quirky take on romance interfering with the mono-mania of the long-distance runner
June 22, 2016
Although "Tracktown" lacks edge, it's just so relentlessly sweet and Pappas is so effervescent on screen that those missteps in tone are easy to forgive.
June 22, 2016
It is so rich with day-to-day details and convincing quirks that you know she dug deep inside herself and keenly observed her colleagues to come up with this.
June 22, 2016
It's easy to root for this disciplined but naive "girl-child," especially as portrayed by Pappas, herself a hard-to-resist blend of Audrey Hepburn and Joan Cusack.
June 6, 2016
What the film lacks in originality, it makes up for via its star's naturally glamor-resistant sensibility, giving us an unpolished glimpse into the personal life of a professional runner.