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  1. 63
    Drift is utterly conventional in so many ways. But the relatively unknown cast, the rough hewn setting and startling cinematography — footage that rivals many a surf documentary’s best shots — give it a boost.
  2. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Aug 1, 2013
    50
    The direction, by Ben Nott and Morgan O'Neill, is average, except for the surfing sequences, which are easily as striking as what we see in documentaries about the sport. Another positive is the soundtrack, with amusing high-energy rock tunes of the era.
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Aug 2, 2013
    50
    I’m a sucker for films with great surfing footage, let alone wacky ’70s hairstyles. But this overlong, cliché-infested Aussie period drama tested my patience.
  4. Reviewed by: Megan Lehmann
    May 6, 2013
    40
    Drift paddles aimlessly between plotlines, only finding its groove out beyond the break.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jul 31, 2013
    40
    When Drift sticks to the likable, gently humorous contours of occasionally fractious brotherly love, broken up by thrillingly shot surfing footage, it has plenty of charm, period flavor and breezy visual breadth... Where the movie routinely disappoints, though, is in pursuit of a perfect storm of conflict story lines.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    Jul 31, 2013
    40
    Manages to get a fair bit right about early 1970s surf culture when it isn’t trafficking in the hoariest of David-vs.-Goliath cliches.
  7. Reviewed by: Tomas Hachard
    Jul 26, 2013
    12
    The obstacles that the Kelly brothers encounter are as uninspired as the film's treacly lessons about brotherhood and staying true to one's principles.

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