(1999)

Critic Reviews

70

Metascore

Based on 23 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Christian Science Monitor
The first feature-length movie from Bhutan tells its lighthearted story through smart performances, appealing images, and unfailing good humor.
90
A chalice of unpretentious delight, flowing over with goodwill, a cheeky love for soccer and, uh, Buddhist humor.
88
New York Post
So joyous it can actually shake viewers out of a bad mood.
80
Dallas Observer
This sweet little movie is a mild comedy, a much calmer cousin to "Sister Act," with men in robes rather than women in habits.
75
New York Daily News
Could well end up on the coming Oscar ballot for best foreign language film.
70
Wouldn't you rather learn about his culture from Norbu than from Richard Gere?
70
Los Angeles Times
Charming, slyly comic and far from conventionally religious.
60
Though The Cup is lovely to look at, it has none of the ceremonial rigor mortis of Scorsese's "Kundun."
50
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Never offers much enlightenment through its message.
42
Entertainment Weekly
Little more than a plodding celebration of global television trumping everything in its midst.

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