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Some of the biggest names in surfing, including Shawn Barron, Ken Bradshaw and Mike Parsons, are on the hunt for the biggest waves in the world. In their quest, they leave the coastline behind and travel to the heart of the ocean, where waves up to 100 feet in height have been recorded. Riding these gigantic waves can be fatal, but for these surfers the risk is worth it. Not only do they earn bragging rights if they can find and ride a 100-foot wave, but they'll also earn a $500,000 cash prize.

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Critic Reviews for Billabong Odyssey

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (7)

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    April 1, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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    August 31, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Eventually suffers from its accumulation of admittedly spectacular but repetitive images and would probably benefit from both extensive trimming and projection on a large-format screen.

    November 11, 2003
  • A superb documentary that delves into the science, emotions and danger surrounding the handful of men and women who risk their lives searching for the ultimate thrill.

    November 7, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A dog's dinner of profiles, repetitive narration, safety tips and banal 'insights' into the joys and dangers of cresting waves that sometimes reach 70 feet.

    November 7, 2003 | Rating: 1.5/4
  • With its emphasis on global positioning devices, Jet Skis and computer-designed surfboards, Mr. Boston's film is very much concerned with the stuff and very little with the spirit of professional surfing as practiced today.

    November 6, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Billabong Odyssey

  • Aug 15, 2007
    Great documentary following the evolution of Surfing when looking for the biggest wave. Has one of the best opening scenes of any movie, including a few action films. Although it blows the money shot right away the rest of the film takes us on a journey around the world, introduces us to some of the heroes of Surfing and then takes us up to the story behind the opening scene. 8/10
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