King of Ping Pong (Ping-Pongkingen)
King of Ping Pong (Ping-Pongkingen) (2008)

In icy Sweden, 16-year-old Rille faces a daily grind, trying to get through life's hassles with grace. Plump and moody, he's the butt of many a school joke and only an onlooker where girls are concerned. Home life presents its own… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

suitably understated

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Overlong but intelligently offbeat coming-of-age/family drama.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

Part deadpan nerd comedy in the Napoleon Dynamite mode, part miserablist childhood saga a la My Life as a Dog, this isn't quite funny or poignant enough to pull off either.

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Luke Y. Thompson
OC Weekly

If this kid were your classmate in school, you'd avoid him. Doing likewise with the movie won't hurt.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

What begins as an amusingly dysfunctional take on the coming-of-age drama... founders when the tone switches to something much darker.

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Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net

A pleasant if not entirely successful addition to the Scandinavian tragicomedy genre.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Devon Bott
So, what if the Swedes made a version of "Napoleon Dynamite" only as a drama? Chubby kid Rille (Jerry Johansson) is in charge of the ping pong table… More
Mike S
Swedish indie films isn't exactly something I watch on a regular basis, and this reminded me a bit of why. Because altough the story is original, and even… More