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‘Phantom of the Open’ Shows Not Every Underdog Has Its Day

The film could be considered quietly revolutionary — unless, of course, you specifically seek the comfort and assurance of the formulaic.

Mark Rylance as Maurice Flitcroft in ‘The Phantom of the Open.’

Mark Rylance as Maurice Flitcroft in ‘The Phantom of the Open.’ Nick Wall

MARTIN TSAIIMAGE

MARTIN TSAI

Sunday, June 5, 2022

10:54:32 pm

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MARTIN TSAI

Mr. Tsai is a film critic with bylines in The New York Sun, Los Angeles Times, and many others. He holds a master's in Cinema Studies from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

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