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Soul Surfer

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Biography, Sport

Release Date :

April 08, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Sean McNamara

Starring :

AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, Lorraine Nicholson, Sean Brosnan, Kevin Sorbo, Chris Brochu, Jeremy Sumpter

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

“..the movie doesn’t present this as either the most ideal or the strangest life for an adolescent..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
Review rate : C+

“..the film's bubbly narration, relentless pop soundtrack, wearying MTV editing, and desperately intense positivity wash away most of her story's drama, as well as any sense of reality..”
by Tasha Robinson [AV Club]
Review rate : B

“..Soul Surfer, while formulaic in design, is an authentic and heartfelt movie..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..likely won't break waves at the B.O., but it'll stay on the board..”
by Rob Nelson [Variety]
“..like an unremarkable soap opera..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..is most inspiring when it exalts faith in one's self..”
by Andy Webster [The New York Times]
2 of 4

“..is as thrilling as a dish of rice pudding, a made-for-TV-style effort that rides a wave of religious sentiment into theatres..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
2 of 4

“..is a true story that plays like bad fiction..”
by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
“..flirts with saccharine Sunday-school uplift..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..carry a very distinct religious message nonetheless..”
by John Anderson [Wall Street Journal]
“..an inspiring true-life story gets a less-than-inspired film dramatization0..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]

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