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Storm Surfers 3D (2013)

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Average Rating: 6.6/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 1

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Combining cutting-edge 3D technology and bravura filmmaking, STORM SURFERS 3D is the ultimate big-wave thrill ride. The film follows best friends and surfing legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones, along with surf forecaster Ben Matson, as they track and chase giant storms in their quest to ride the Pacific's biggest and most dangerous waves. Using state-of-the-art miniature 3D cameras that put audiences inside the barrel of the waves, STORM SURFERS 3D is a visually stunning cinematic

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We slowly learn to see the water through their eyes, recognizing the different perils between lazy deep sea giants and the more brutish, tight curls that spit the brave straight onto the rocks.

July 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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The 3-D images of extreme surfing in "Storm Surfers 3D" feel groundbreaking. Or is that wave-breaking?

July 11, 2013 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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A bit thin on plot, but an unequivocal technical tour de force ...

June 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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It's as real as a blast of saltwater to the face, and the film's moments of human self-doubt are as fascinating as the superhuman antics on view.

June 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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The twin Australian ideals of outdoor adventure and ecstatic camaraderie achieve harmonic convergence in the visceral, extreme-sport thrill-ride Storm Surfers 3D.

June 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
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Australian surfing legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones unite and conquer some mighty big waves in this immersive 3D documentary.

June 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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Shot after shot provides the most convincing simulation of spending shack time in the barrel that most landlubbers will ever want or need.

September 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Oregonian
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Non-surfers may wish for a few more internal human conflicts to go with all of the man versus nature big-wave riding.

August 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Theaters showing Storm Surfers 3D ought to create a splash zone. This exuberant documentary about the perennially stoked team of big-wave stalkers Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones takes audiences right into the barrel of the beast.

July 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Orange County Register
Orange County Register

Filmic evidence of both mankind's folly and its boundless capacity for thrill-seeking still connected to the natural world.

July 21, 2013 Full Review Source: Shockya.com
Shockya.com

Storm Surfers 3D is a thrilling ride into the world of surfing. If you can find it playing at a theatre near you, I highly recommend checking it out, whether you're into the sport or not.

July 18, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

It's dramatic, visually arresting and features two pretty interesting guys who love life, but it always feels safe and just a little predictable.

June 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Canada.com
Canada.com

Just when you think you've seen enough, Mother Nature throws a few more breathtaking compositions your way.

June 27, 2013 Full Review Source: NOW Toronto
NOW Toronto

Surf's up! In fact, in this sports documentary, it's waaaay up and it's in 3D that really wraps you up in the action.

June 14, 2013 Full Review Source: About.com
About.com

This is no spiritual journey, it's a meteorological one, out the capture aquatic ferocity and personal victory using the latest in industry trends.

June 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com
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As giddyingly involving as the sports action is (and, at times, it is positively vertigo inducing), it is the themes of mateship, ageing, fatherhood and legacy that resonate most profoundly.

August 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Screen-Space
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