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  • Summary: World Cup fever has reached the Indian Himalayas in this comedy about the lighter side of life in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. This touching story tackles the issues of winning and losing, life in exile and the impact of the modern world on a highly traditional lifestyle. (Palm Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The first feature-length movie from Bhutan tells its lighthearted story through smart performances, appealing images, and unfailing good humor.
  2. A chalice of unpretentious delight, flowing over with goodwill, a cheeky love for soccer and, uh, Buddhist humor.
  3. 80
    This sweet little movie is a mild comedy, a much calmer cousin to "Sister Act," with men in robes rather than women in habits.
  4. 75
    It's a clear-eyed, unsentimental portrait and indelible for that very reason.
  5. 70
    Wouldn't you rather learn about his culture from Norbu than from Richard Gere?
  6. 67
    While never dull, The Cup is a leisurely, quiet film, rife with staid, sometimes ponderous moments reflecting the seriousness of their situation in exile.
  7. Little more than a plodding celebration of global television trumping everything in its midst.

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