Bra Boys

2008

Bra Boys

Critics Consensus

While it looks like shameless publicity for the semi-notorious Aussie surfing gang, the film packs a raw energy into this look at a culture of athleticism and male loyalty.

59%

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Total Count: 29

71%

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User Ratings: 3,496
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"Bra Boys" documents the cultural evolution of the inner-Sydney beach-side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle of its youth--the tattooed and much maligned surf community known as the Bra Boys. Explores their success in professional big wave surfing, their international reputation for hard partying and rough justice, and touches on their running battle with authorities. The film shows their absolute reliance on one another to fit into a society in which they are displaced and, at times, disinterested. Follows how the evolution of Maroubra, coupled with the historical stigma associated with Australia's rebellious surf community, has contributed to their social displacement.

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  • Jan 28, 2013
    The only real deal to watch here is the narration done by Russel Crowe. The whole film was emotionally manipulative and only served as a propaganda for the acceptance of gang culture. It's actually quite disturbing to see these people became street hooligans. I can't believe this film even got distributed, I mean what are we trying to teach kids these days. I know their stories are tragic but this is not the excuse for them to pretend they are cool.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2009
    A compromised doc on Sydney surfer punk culture, made by one of their own.
    William G Super Reviewer

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