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Morning Light Reviews

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October 17, 2008
It has a lot of postcard-pretty pictures of glorious sunsets and fresh-faced kids. But for a movie about a lot of hard work, it is rather laid back.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 17, 2008
Morning Light is a sweepingly beautiful documentary unmoored by democratic intentions.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 17, 2008
An OK sports doc that owes as much to reality TV competitions as it does to the genre of nautical cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 17, 2008
Morning Light has populist ambitions, which may frustrate fans of art house documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2008
An old-fashioned doc about a sailboat race is well produced but lacks urgency and true insight.
October 16, 2008
It fails to let us live vicariously through these sailors and actually join them on their trip. And it fails because it's a reality show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 16, 2008
Morning Light strenuously ignores the obvious emotional and physical toll, playing up the gosh-darn fun factor until the participants feel like cogs in the film's inspiration machine.
October 14, 2008
As relaxing as it may be to watch the Morning Light floating idly at sea with glorious sunsets setting behind it, it doesn't make for a particularly entertaining movie and it's certainly not something that will inspire anyone to get into sailing as a spor
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
October 14, 2008
The film feels more like the ultimate scrapbook for the participants than the vicarious thrill the pair no doubt imagined for audiences.
October 11, 2008
For those of us attuned to the punched-up presentation of The Amazing Race and Survivor, built week by week to maximize human drama and suspense, Morning Light is just reality lite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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