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Bustin' Down the Door (2008)

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Narrated by Edward Norton, Jeremy Gosch's Bustin Down the Door tells the tale of how a group of ambitious young men helped shape surfing into an international phenomenon in the winter of 1975.

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This impressive sports doc finds enough drama in the situation to involve a wider audience, since the archive footage of these chaps gliding through waves the size of a house is quite something.

September 4, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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The film tries to tell us that money hasn't spoiled the fun, but I was much more curious about the black shorts than the Quicksilver brand board shorts.

August 1, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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[An] insightful account of the rise of a, pardon the pun, new wave of surfers that transformed the sport in the mid-1970s.

July 30, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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Some of the talk gets a little bombastic, but it's hard to deny the thrill involved.

July 25, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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Bustin' Down the Door entertainingly captures surfing's last great hoorah of no-holds-barred radicalism.

July 25, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Happily, the filmmaker, Jeremy Gosch, puts his wide-eyed narrative together with an easy touch. With its amazing wall-to-wall footage of oceanic derring-do Bustin' Down the Door plays like visual air-conditioning.

July 25, 2008 | Rating: 4/5
New York Times
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