"‘Top Spin’ grips, exhilarates and breaks hearts like the 1994 film ‘Hoop Dreams.’"- Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times
"A tale of underdogs on the international scene, 'Top Spin' serves up a kinetic sports story more akin to 'Rocky' -- complete with training scenes and slo-mo action sequences. You’ll never look at a paddle in the same way after seeing the strategy, speed, and mental stress that goes into the game." - Ali Fenwick, Sports Illustrated
"Quick-moving, kinetically edited...Highlights virtuoso bursts of energy and edge-clipping shots that cinch a game, Top Spin goes a long way toward building a mystique around the little table at the center of all those blink-of-an-eye flurries."- Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Terrific... thrilling slow-motion demonstrations of game technique."- Chuck Wilson, LA Weekly
"Irresistible. It’s a paradox worth noting, and savoring, that the most dramatic movie of the week doesn’t have a script."- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Rife with action, struggle and conflict... adds a welcome depth to the little-known Olympic sport."
- Christine N. Ziemba, Paste Magazine
"Full of sizzling action and roller-coaster emotions."- Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"If you were a fan of 'Spellbound,' put 'Top Spin' on your must-see list."- Nashville Scene
"An engaging documentary about three likable teens chasing their Olympic ping-pong dreams."
- Mark Moring, Christianity Today
"A superb look at the state of modern teen exceptionalism. In a world where more and more teens are taking to one sport with hopes of turning it into a career, instead of spreading their talents around multiple outlets, this is an important and enlightened picture."- Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast