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Highwater (2010)

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Laemmle Theatres and Outsider Pictures are pleased to present the sports documentarian Dana Brown's (Step Into Liquid)HIGHWATER "a propulsive... non-fiction thriller" (John Anderson, Variety) that follows the men and women who gather every year on Hawaii's "Seven Mile Miracle," Oahu's North Shore, for big wave surfing's ultimate challenge, the Triple Crown. Starting on Halloween and ending around Christmas, the event attracts the sport's very best, all of whom are profiled here.)-- (C) Laemmle and Outsider

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Everyone is a saint in Brown's eyes, and few are especially interesting as a result.

September 2, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Serving as director, co- editor and narrator, Brown turns the obsession of top-ranking surfers into a universally appealing celebration of excellence on the treacherous North Shore of Oahu.

September 2, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
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[Director Dana] Brown's main talent is the way he blends stunning cinematography and crisp editing into you-are-there immediacy.

August 27, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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Has enough magical shots of surfers standing deep in the curl, their hands rippling along the faces of giant waves, to keep you watching.

August 27, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Surfing devotees might be impressed, but other viewers will be left wondering what all the fuss is about.

August 27, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
New York Post
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The film ends up as a cliquish circle jerk that flatters those in the know and leaves neophytes little to mull over.

August 25, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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