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White Palms Reviews

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
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.
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