Surf's Up (2007)

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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.
Rating:
PG (for mild language and some rude humor)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family
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Critic Reviews for Surf's Up

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (36)

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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 23, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
NPR.org
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Not a comedy tsunami, just consistent ripples of laughs and good vibes.

Full Review… | September 9, 2008
TIME Magazine
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November 8, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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Audience Reviews for Surf's Up

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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½

Cute mockumentary following a young penguin and his hero.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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What you may disregard as another computer animated film about penguins is quite a pleasant surprise and blows Happy Feet out of the water, literally. What makes it so original and fun is that it doesn't even pretend to be about animals but takes the shape of documentary about the biggest surf tournament of the year and its players, with all that includes: interviews, old footage, background stories and so on. It also helps that the animation is beautiful and impressive, water never looked better. The characters are lovable and fun, there are plenty of jokes, both slapstick and more subtle humor, it's just an all around fun film for all ages and actually one of the animated highlights of recent years for its different approach.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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