Surf's Up Reviews

October 16, 2018
On the surface, this may not sound like a particularly original idea, but director Ash Brannon handles the "documentary" framing device so well, adults may forget they are watching a cartoon.
August 14, 2018
What truly sets Surf's Up apart is the natural dialogue. The filmmakers brought the actors together to record their lines, an unusual step for an animated movie. The extra effort pays off.
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November 18, 2011
September 17, 2008
O estilo mockumentary confere charme a esta animação, que também se beneficia da dublagem perfeita de Bridges e de uma técnica impressionante (a animação de fluidos é fabulosa).
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September 9, 2008
Not a comedy tsunami, just consistent ripples of laughs and good vibes.
August 7, 2008
The [filmmakers were] hard-pressed to come up with enough story for even an old-time six-minute cartoon short.
July 13, 2008
This is not just another penguin movie.
May 31, 2008
I'm still waiting for animation to go beyond talking animals and simplistic premises with almost take away value. I guess I'll have to sit on the fence with this one...
March 3, 2008
I was prepared to bash another penguin movie for hopping on the bandwagon, but this one adds enough for me to put those worries to rest.
February 28, 2008
Surf's Up belongs to that refreshing group of animated films that suffuse enough adult humor to bypass the children's radar but hit mom and dad right in the funny bone.
December 7, 2007
November 17, 2007
Creating the Big Lebowski of Antarctic waterfowl is just one of many inspired touches to this warmly funny romp. It more than makes up for the fact that Surf's Up missed the crest of the wave in penguin flicks.
October 31, 2007
Kids will dive into penguin adventure, dude.
October 25, 2007
ena periorismenon dynatotiton kinoymeno, poy kanei ayto akribos poy yposhetai, horis polla-polla
September 21, 2007
It's fun for a while, but the script doesn't have the structure to sustain 85 minutes.
August 18, 2007
The American CGI-animated Surf's Up is a treat.
August 10, 2007
Wipeout! Surf's Up is terrific entertainment for all the family.
August 10, 2007
I commend Ash Brannon and Chris Buck's animated film, especially to those who have not yet reached the age of 10.
August 10, 2007
ntertainingly presented as a mockumentary a la Best in Show, this CG caper is ideal if you have time to krill.
August 10, 2007
The real reason Surf's Up is so aggravating is that it's more concerned with sucking up to adults than it is to enchanting their children.