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White Palms Reviews

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June 23, 2007
Far from the uplifting sports pictures churned out by Disney, White Palms wallows instead in humiliation rituals, psychic scars and too much time-shifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
June 20, 2007
A sneaky delight that glides effortlessly between the past and present without a single detour into either the uplifting clichés of American sports movies or the creepy voyeurism that sometimes attends films about young, well-built athletes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 20, 2007
The term 'sports film' doesn't do justice to White Palms, a punishing, beautiful drama about a troubled 30-something Hungarian gymnast.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2007
The more riveting, grim storyline ... is seen in flashback to the early 1980s, as tween Miklos lives like his parents' show pony in an anxiety nightmare of nonstop humiliation, heightened here through haunting soundscapes.
June 19, 2007
An uncommonly resonant sports drama in which a talented yet troubled gymnast comes to terms with a turbulent past, White Palms proves a distinctive and absorbing third feature by Szabolcs Hajdu.
November 9, 2006
Striking, deeply felt drama.
October 27, 2006
Szabolcs Hajdu's White Palms gives more pleasure than ... a three-ring circus ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
September 23, 2006
Delivers all the familiar pleasures of a based-on-a-true-story sports drama.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2006
An exhilarating, formally exciting sports drama as well as a telling look at North American society as experienced by someone who grew up behind the iron curtain.
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