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Newcastle Reviews

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
May 7, 2009
A glum and slack family drama, Newcastle is punctuated by bright bursts of dreamy surfing images, but not enough to make the film rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 1, 2009
A beautiful film, charged with energy and sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
April 30, 2009
Slightly overlong but visually striking.
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Ruth Hessey
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
November 7, 2008
Overall, [Castle] has captured what I remember of the fantasy of the classic Newcastle adolescence -- all day at the beach, string bikinis and juicy blond teenagers.
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Variety Staff
October 18, 2008
The drama is a very low-slung affair, with the interconnections between characters poised to supply us with the only reasons to watch, other than the bodies, the landscape and the water.
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter
July 2, 2008
Cinematographer Richard Michalak's gorgeous water-based action shots guarantee the young target audience will want to head straight out for surf lessons, but there's even less dramatic heft here than in the superior Blue Crush.