Olympic Dreams

critic Reviews

67% Fresh Tomatometer Score67%
  • Even if it's mainly distinguished by its unique setting, Olympic Dreams remains a romcom with a heartfelt story and likable leads.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The engaging "Olympic Dreams" plays like "Lost in Translation" at the Winter Games.
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    The story of how Olympic Dreams got made is more compelling than the movie itself.
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    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times
    "Olympic Dreams" is a wispy, quasi-romantic dramedy whose affecting moments are eclipsed by its overly random, sometimes awkwardly played and constructed narrative.
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    Teo BugbeeNew York Times
    What if instead of the drama of athletes risking life, limb and loss for their countries, the Olympic Games set the scene for a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy? Such is the premise of "Olympic Dreams."
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    Mike D'AngeloAV Club
    It's almost painfully obvious that the film's dialogue was improvised during shooting; everyone constantly looks and sounds just a bit anxious, as if they're under significant pressure to come up with something interesting to say.
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    Joe LeydonVariety
    Jeremy Teicher's offbeat charmer is an artful mix of documentary-style realism and wistful romanticism.
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    Chase BurnsThe Stranger (Seattle, WA)
    Kroll is fine in his semi-dramatic turn as a romantically forlorn volunteer dentist, but Pappas is remarkable. She elicits a surprisingly tender performance.
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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    Though covering familiar rom/com territory, it does so pleasantly enough.
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    Brad KeefeColumbus Alive
    The plot is thin and light, feeling very improvisational at times.
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    Sean P. MeansSalt Lake Tribune
    Pappas lights up "Olympic Dreams," and has the star wattage to have a long movie career once she hangs up her running shoes.
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