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Riding Giants Reviews

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January 1, 2011
Lively look at big wave surfing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2010
Just short of dropping you into the ocean with a surfboard, Riding Giants serves as the definitive (and immersive) guide to the essence of all that is surfing."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 7, 2008
This even more exhilarating documentary focuses more on the history of the sport.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2008
This is vicarious cinema at its best.
May 26, 2006
At its heart, Riding Giants is a work of pure joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 1, 2006
Easily bearing comparison with Bruce Brown's seminal The Endless Summer, this stands as the second-best surf documentary ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
It's all pretty swanky.
March 5, 2005
Peralta has a great sense of pacing and a good eye for B-roll footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2005
Through gently panned-over photos (one of many debts to Burns) and home-movie footage, Peralta traces the graceful arc of the sport, its culture, and its icons.
January 29, 2005
...an enjoyable, well-paced look at the discovery and evolution of big wave riding
Read More | Original Score: B+
January 15, 2005
Wonderfully entertaining while being genuinely educational.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 17, 2004
Even for people who know little about surfing, the film should prove a fascinating crib sheet.
| Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2004
Entertaining, informative and insightful, this is a hugely enjoyable film that stands a good chance of picking up the Best Documentary award come Oscar time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 3, 2004
Surf's up!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
November 30, 2004
Like an adrenaline rush, Riding Giants is fun for a while but it ends on a comedown.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 29, 2004
If you can't swing a Hawaiian vacation, this may be the next best thing.
October 7, 2004
Gets a lot of mileage out of a familiar topic, in large part thanks to Peralta, an insider whose enthusiasm for the sport is contagious.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2004
Peralta is smart to focus on the personalities in surfing, rather than just giving us a Warren Miller-style compendium of awesome surfing footage.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
September 21, 2004
Replete with color home films of surfing in California and Hawaii in the 1940s and 1950s in addition to the footage shot for the film...this is a don't miss film.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 20, 2004
Some of the surfing scenes are spectacular in their beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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