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Surf's Up (2007)

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.

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Critic Reviews for Surf's Up

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (36)

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

September 9, 2008 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
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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
Ebert & Roeper
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If you have to see one penguin movie, this is it.

June 9, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
ReelViews
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Not exactly awash in cleverness, but it is good clean fun for the family.

June 8, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
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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…
Toronto Star
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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…
Seattle Times
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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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