Ping Pong

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Released 2002

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Ping Pong

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Director:
Fumihiko Sori
Released:
2002
Rating:
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The film traces the growth and friendship of 2 very different high school ping pong players. "Peco" Hoshino is a brash, arrogant player, determined to turn "pro". He taught his quiet, nerdy childhood friend, "Smile" Tsukimoto. "Smile" frustrates his coach and rivals who recognize his talent for the game since it is just a game to him. To teach him, his high school coach learns that coaching is more than just training the students to be good ping pong players. Ironically, as "Smile" begins to develop his game, "Peco" undergoes a severe crisis after his defeat by rival players. "Peco" is unable to play well until he rediscovers the original reasons why he plays ping pong.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Stylistically stunning and completely nuts, Ping Pong is nevertheless perceptive about male social hierarchies and the benefits of knowing your place.

  • 70

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    Very striking stylistic control is exerted in this absorbing if overlong tale of angst-ridden high school competitors.

  • 50

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Overlong and overstuffed with characters and situations, Ping Pong doesn't really succeed on a dramatic level. But there is no denying its skill in rendering its chosen milieu with...

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