Surf's Up Reviews

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Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 17, 2008
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).
| Original Score: 3/5
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TIME Magazine
September 9, 2008
Not a comedy tsunami, just consistent ripples of laughs and good vibes.
Steve Biodrowski
July 13, 2008
This is not just another penguin movie.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
March 3, 2008
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
February 28, 2008
Surf's Up belongs to that refreshing group of animated films that suffuse enough adult humor to bypass the children's radar but hit mom and dad right in the funny bone.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Kids will dive into penguin adventure, dude.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 25, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
September 21, 2007
It's fun for a while, but the script doesn't have the structure to sustain 85 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip French
Observer [UK]
August 18, 2007
The American CGI-animated Surf's Up is a treat.
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror [UK]
August 10, 2007
Wipeout! Surf's Up is terrific entertainment for all the family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
August 10, 2007
I commend Ash Brannon and Chris Buck's animated film, especially to those who have not yet reached the age of 10.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
August 10, 2007
ntertainingly presented as a mockumentary a la Best in Show, this CG caper is ideal if you have time to krill.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 10, 2007
A happy 85 minutes, although it might have been a teensy bit happier, banishing all hint of repetition, at 75.

Sun Online
August 10, 2007
The animated super-fluffiness and soppy storyline make Surf's Up a film all the family can enjoy.

Daily Mirror [UK]
August 10, 2007
After Potter, Spidey, Pirates and The Simpsons, a small contender surfs in from out of nowhere to steal the title of THE family film of 2007.
Neil Smith
Total Film
August 10, 2007
If the summer holidays find you with hatchlings to entertain and time to kill, this is definitely worth checking out...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
August 10, 2007
Enjoyable, superbly animated comedy with likeable characters and an original approach to the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Osmond
Empire Magazine
August 10, 2007
A charming computer cartoon, lifted by Bridges' Lebowski-like performance and a truly funny mockumentary framework.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2008

Boxoffice Magazine
October 18, 2008
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Bob Mondello
October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
June 9, 2007

Screen International
June 5, 2007
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