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Ping Pong Playa Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    55

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Breathes fresh life into the tired, bloated sports-comedy formula -- while remaining utterly formulaic.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Frantically paced, littered with cute kids, and overstuffed with split screens and a rap score, Ping Pong Playa angles a little too hard for tween attention, but there's no resisting the movie's antic affability or its irreverence.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Even the championship showdown feels polite.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety

    A good, clean, fun comedy that uses a table tennis championship to crack inside jokes about Los Angeles' Chinese-American community.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Nathan Lee

    A bright, nimble diversion, a quick-witted picture that's fast on its feet.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Tsai, who co-wrote the script with Yu, pulls out all the stops with his C-dub role, brimming with witty send-ups of Chinese-American cultural values and Asian stereotypes.

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