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Splinters Reviews

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 16, 2012
A hybrid work that will appeal to both surf-movie fanatics and armchair sociologists.
| Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 3, 2012
Wait for it to hit the small screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andy Webster
New York Times
February 2, 2012
Not all of these players win in this capable account of their struggles, but all contribute to a valuable lesson in fair play.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
February 2, 2012
A cool doc that pivots adroitly between viewpoints and ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
January 31, 2012
Offers a compelling look at the preparations undertaken by two rival wave-rider clubs in the town of Vanimo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 31, 2012
The best film ever made about competitive surfing in Papua New Guinea...
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Richard Kuipers
Variety
January 12, 2012
Surfing meets sociology in Splinters, a compelling docu about the sport's arrival in the Papua New Guinea village of Vanimo.