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Surf's Up

Overview


Genre :

Animation, Family

Release Date :

June 08, 2007

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Ash Brannon, Chris Buck

Starring :

Jeff Bridges, Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel, James Woods, Jane Krakowski, Jon Heder, Mario Cantone, Brian Benben, Michael McKean

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Review rate : B+

“..Surf's Up is a charmer..”
by Nancy Churnin [Guide Live]
3 of 4

“..so different from the slew of animated films that have come out in the past couple of years, it's hard not to be charmed..”
by The Associated Press [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2 of 4

“..Skip this washed-up flick and rent "Finding Nemo" for something with real depth..”
by Tyler Hanley [Palo Alto Online]
4 of 4

“..fantastic animated film that mixes Stacy Peralta's surfing documentary "Riding Giants" and Christopher Guest-style mockumentary to fabulous effect..”
by Glenn Whipp [LA Daily News]
“..a lot more than just another penguin movie..”
by Peter Hartlaub [San Francisco Chronicle]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Kevin Carr [Film School Rejects]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [NY Daily News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]

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