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Personal Best

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Robert Towne

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About the Movie

Mariel Hemingway (TV's "Civil Wars," "Star 80") and Scott Glenn ("The Silence of the Lambs") star in Oscar-winner Robert Towne's ("Chinatown," "Shampoo") controversial, gripping and skillfully photographed movie. Two aspiring female athletes become friends, lovers and ultimately Olympic competitors in a relationship that suggests that the "war between the sexes" is not a battle over gender, but over sexuality. "One of the year's 10 best" (Siskel & Ebert)

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 22
  • Fresh: 17
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Unless you're fascinated by all of the prettified slow-motion footage of Chris, Tory and the other women athletes, your eye is likely to wander to your watch long before the end. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Aug 4, 2008

Fresh: Personal Best is likable precisely because it is so unembarrassed. – Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: This is a very physical movie, one of the healthiest and sweatiest celebrations of physical exertion I can remember. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: An unusual subject to get the Hollywood treatment though, and as such it should be commended, while Hemmingway is always worth catching. – Film4, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

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I actually liked this olymipc film. give it a try as rental if not sure.

Personal Best
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2014

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