The Endless Summer Reviews

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January 19, 2019
A laid-back golden haze, a soundtrack of 60s summer tunes. The jokey racism and leering camera now grate; the surfing is still spectacular as two men, genuinely curious about the places they visit, travel the world in search of a perfect wave.
November 28, 2018
There's living the dream life, and then there's living the effin' dream.
July 25, 2017
Dated but fascinating surfing documentary still charms.
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.
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.
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.
Top Critic
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.
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.
February 18, 2008
Premier surfing documentary by Bruce Brown.
June 7, 2005
May 21, 2005
Visually fascinating.
December 26, 2003
August 19, 2003
August 17, 2003
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.
October 11, 2002
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August 1, 2002
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