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About the Movie
Pensioners from across the planet compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. From retirement, care homes, mental and physical health to death and loneliness; 8 players from 4 continents, with 703 years between them; guide us through the extraordinary world of Veteran sports. The film interweaves the competition with intimate and candid portraits that explore the hope, passion, prejudice, and immediacy of growing old.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 19
- Fresh: 18
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Director Hugh Hartford skillfully documents each person's past and present.
Fresh: A charming and even inspirational doc that follows eight medal-winning veterans of the sport on their way to and through the 15th annual World over-80s Table Tennis Championship.
Fresh: The actual matches themselves, as they approach the Finals and still contain some of our characters, become really quite exciting.
Fresh: Terrific, uplifting, often raw and frequently funny...If the film has a theme, it's how the ageing process can often afflict the body far more than it does the mind.