Surf's Up (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Surf's Up (2007)



Critic Consensus: Surf's Up is a laid back, visually stunning animated movie that brings a fresh twist to some familiar conventions. Its witty mockumentary format is fun and inventive, and the CGI is breathtakingly realistic.

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A "mockumentary" on how penguins were actually the inventors of surfing, including behind-the-scenes footage from the Penguin World Surfing Championship.

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Critic Reviews for Surf's Up

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (36)

Not a comedy tsunami, just consistent ripples of laughs and good vibes.

September 9, 2008 | Full Review…
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It's probably not the kind of animated adventure that's going to garner Oscar talk, but it's a good-hearted, old-fashioned, family-friendly tale.

June 18, 2007

If you have to see one penguin movie, this is it.

June 9, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Not exactly awash in cleverness, but it is good clean fun for the family.

June 8, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Surf's Up is quite surprisingly good, going for the subtle chuckle where Happy Feet opted for show-stopping spectacle.

June 8, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Surf's Up is actually a pretty funny and sophisticated comedy. It's relentlessly playful and imaginative in the vein of "Toy Story," while keenly observant about comic nuances of behavior and bubbling over with neurotic dialogue.

June 8, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Surf's Up


A light and clever animated tale that's main riff is jazzing stereotypical character cliches a little. Qiick and bountiful one-liners keep attention from flagging even when the story itself is ho-hum.See if you think if Jeff Bridges is merely rehashing his The Dude character.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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I like the ending The one with passion win the competition The main character doesn't need to win but he defeat the enemy and got the answer.

UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto

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Cute mockumentary following a young penguin and his hero.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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