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The Endless Summer Reviews

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July 25, 2017
Dated but fascinating surfing documentary still charms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2014
Part surfing film, part travelogue, occasionally even anthropological study and wildlife film, ultimately it visually taps into the wanderlust that sends us to far-flung beaches in search of an escape from life that we can't find at home.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 7, 2014
Groovy music by the Sandals, a five-piece surfing outfit, accompany the beautiful images and Brown's hip surfer-speak is a history lesson in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2013
Just breathtaking.
February 26, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] The film is an invaluable time capsule of surfing and cultural significance. If it still occurs as the ultimate example of a vacation-as-vocation movie, then so much the better.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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August 4, 2008
Brown leaves analysis of the surf-cult mystique to seagoing sociologists, but demonstrates quite spiritedly that some of the brave souls mistaken for beachniks are, in fact, converts to a difficult, dangerous and dazzling sport.
August 4, 2008
Dazzlingly picturesque.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2008
Shunning the tons of equipment ordinarily taken along on location, Brown used only what he could carry. The beautiful photography he brought home almost makes you wonder if Hollywood hasn't been trying too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 18, 2008
Premier surfing documentary by Bruce Brown.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2005
Visually fascinating.
July 24, 2003
As surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August teach natives to surf and get chased by dolphins and zebras, you can't help but laugh and feel good while watching their lighthearted antics.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2002
A lot more intriguing than any "surfing documentary" oughtta be.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Bruce Brown's loving surfing documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 7, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 26, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
August 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 1, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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