Top SpinHD Closed Captioning
Mina T. Son & Sara Newens
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About the Movie
Inside a cramped gym, the clacking sounds of hollow plastic balls whirling at 80 mph are punctuated by exclamations of victory and bitter cries of defeat. Welcome to the hidden world of competitive ping pong.Three fiercely committed teenagers battle their way through the world of elite table tennis. With devoted parents by their side, they have traded normal teenage life for a chance to represent their country on the world's biggest athletic stage: the Olympics. An inside look at an offbeat sport, Top Spin turns one of America's favorite pastimes on its head and reveals a coming-of-age story where success and failure come down to mere millimeters.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 10
- Fresh: 10
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Top Spin" grips, exhilarates and breaks hearts like the 1994 film "Hoop Dreams."
Fresh: These "kids" turn out to be wiser than their years - wiser than most of us, probably - as they both win and lose with an enviable grace.
Fresh: It's hard to imagine a film more formulaic than "Top Spin," but the formula is irresistible.
Fresh: Weary as I am of documentaries built around competitions, this one is charming because the three teens, especially the girls, are so radiantly intense about the sport. And yes, you doubters, it is a sport.