Surf's Up (2007)



Critic Consensus: Surf's Up is a laid back, visually stunning animated movie that brings a fresh twist to some familiar conventions. Its witty mockumentary format is fun and inventive, and the CGI is breathtakingly realistic.

Movie Info

A "mockumentary" on how penguins were actually the inventors of surfing, including behind-the-scenes footage from the Penguin World Surfing Championship.

Rating: PG (for mild language and some rude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Don Rhymer, Joe Syracuse, Lisa Addario, Christian Darren, Christopher Jenkins
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 9, 2007
Box Office: $58.9M
Sony Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Surf's Up

All Critics (150) | Top Critics (39)

Not a comedy tsunami, just consistent ripples of laughs and good vibes.

Full Review… | September 9, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

O estilo mockumentary confere charme a esta animação, que também se beneficia da dublagem perfeita de Bridges e de uma técnica impressionante (a animação de fluidos é fabulosa).

September 17, 2008
Cinema em Cena

The [filmmakers were] hard-pressed to come up with enough story for even an old-time six-minute cartoon short.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

This is not just another penguin movie.

Full Review… | July 13, 2008

I'm still waiting for animation to go beyond talking animals and simplistic premises with almost take away value. I guess I'll have to sit on the fence with this one...

Full Review… | May 31, 2008
Cinema Crazed

I was prepared to bash another penguin movie for hopping on the bandwagon, but this one adds enough for me to put those worries to rest.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Surf's Up

I like the ending
The one with passion win the competition
The main character doesn't need to win but he defeat the enemy and got the answer.

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UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto

Super Reviewer


Cute mockumentary following a young penguin and his hero.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

What you may disregard as another computer animated film about penguins is quite a pleasant surprise and blows Happy Feet out of the water, literally. What makes it so original and fun is that it doesn't even pretend to be about animals but takes the shape of documentary about the biggest surf tournament of the year and its players, with all that includes: interviews, old footage, background stories and so on. It also helps that the animation is beautiful and impressive, water never looked better. The characters are lovable and fun, there are plenty of jokes, both slapstick and more subtle humor, it's just an all around fun film for all ages and actually one of the animated highlights of recent years for its different approach.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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