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Year
1982
Runtime
124 min.
Director
Robert Towne
Genres
Drama, Sport
Rating *
6.3
Votes *
1,698
Checks
166
Favs
4
Dislikes
1
Favs/checks
2.4% (1:42)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Zeltaebar's avatar

    Zeltaebar

    There is something genuine and true about the way Personal Best comes across on the screen. The actors give sincere performances, and we get a real sense of time and place. A sense of what these athletes really do when they train, when they relax and when they mingle. We se them in the strength training-room, in the steam bath, at highly realistic parties, eating together in the canteen, and other places where you would expect athletes spending time. Always it seems like we're watching real people in real places. The drama is never melo-dramatic and perhaps the movie's one flaw is that the plot gets a little too ordinary, a little too mundane. Anyone looking for escapism should look elsewhere, while people interested in character studies will find something of value in these portraits. 5 years ago
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