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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    The glimpses of religious life bumping into secular passion are touching and warmly comic. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    An improbably funny and transcendent account of soccer-mad Tibetan monks in exile at a Bhutan monastery. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Could well end up on the coming Oscar ballot for best foreign language film. show more

  • 58
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    A cute, clichéd, coming-of-age comedy. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The first feature-length movie from Bhutan tells its lighthearted story through smart performances, appealing images, and unfailing good humor. show more

  • 88
    Hannah Brown New York Post

    So joyous it can actually shake viewers out of a bad mood. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A delightful demonstration of how spirituality can coexist quite happily with an intense desire for France to defeat Brazil. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Past the foreign mysticism and eccentricity of Tibetan Buddhism to portray its characters as unmistakably, identifiably human. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A small film and, ultimately, a satisfying one. show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    It's a clear-eyed, unsentimental portrait and indelible for that very reason. show more

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