Over the Limit (2018)




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Over the Limit shows how the successful Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries. Elite rhythmic gymnast Rita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. She's soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. A nail-biting behind-the-scenes drama about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

By the end of the movie's brief 74 minutes, this resilient young woman seems shockingly untraumatized; the audience might not be so lucky.

October 11, 2018 | Full Review…

With her first feature-length documentary Over the Limit, Polish writer-director Marta Prus does for rhythmic gymnastics what Damien Chazelle did for drumming in Whiplash.

December 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Just watching it induces veritable stomach cramps, though it's impossible to turn away from the film's whipcrack construction and expert manipulation of perspective.

November 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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Prus' ability to capture the essential elements of Mamun's training regimen is the linchpin which makes Over the Limit such an intriguing film to experience.

January 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The strength of Prus's film comes from her determined refusal to mine Mamun's inescapably fraught situation for melodramatic effect.

October 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Over the Limit is composed of minutely observed moments that Marta Prus has assembled into an affecting narrative.

September 28, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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