Surf's Up

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64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics What's this?

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8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 131 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. An animated family movie about penguins -- in the wake of "March of the Happy Feet," they're the Angelina Jolie of animals, both cute and admired everywhere. Plus, it's about surfing.
  2. Reviewed by: Paul Semel
    75
    Up will still make you feel like you've caught a big wave.
  3. A cut above the noisy, pop-culture joke-larded norm, and it's much more than a "Happy Feet" knockoff.
  4. 70
    A clever, delightfully rendered summer diversion.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    70
    Every bit as entertaining as the early Christopher Guest efforts.
  6. Where Surf's Up falls down is in its central relationships. (A few more jokes wouldn't have hurt either).
  7. 30
    The novelty wears off almost immediately, leaving this a real chore to watch; there's something bizarre about low-budget spontaneity being replicated in such a labor-intensive medium.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Streetsy
    Feb 25, 2008
    10
    Seriously under rated. I enjoyed this film immensely and have watched it 5 times already. The animation, (for all those animation nerds out Seriously under rated. I enjoyed this film immensely and have watched it 5 times already. The animation, (for all those animation nerds out there like me) is top notch. The CG is fantastic. And the story is great. Expand
  2. AlexL.
    Apr 5, 2008
    10
    The movie is cool and funny. Besides surfing, a penguin toots and one penguin calls another penguin a dirty trash can full of poop. This was The movie is cool and funny. Besides surfing, a penguin toots and one penguin calls another penguin a dirty trash can full of poop. This was why the movie is cool and funny. Expand
  3. Aug 3, 2013
    10
    Meu filme favorito em todos os sentidos ele perfeito e menos que um 10 a ele seria uma ofensa, aqui no Brasil a dublagem do João Frango ficouMeu filme favorito em todos os sentidos ele perfeito e menos que um 10 a ele seria uma ofensa, aqui no Brasil a dublagem do João Frango ficou entre as melhores dublagens de todos os tempos, junto com a do Sid da Era do Gelo, filme realmente épico, engraçado, com muitas lições de vidas e também a melhor trilha sonora de filmes de animação de todos os tempos, BOM DEMAIS Expand
  4. AnthonyJ.
    Jun 8, 2007
    9
    Best kid's movie I've ever seen, and as the father of a 7 year-old, I've seen my share. I'm biased, because I'm a Best kid's movie I've ever seen, and as the father of a 7 year-old, I've seen my share. I'm biased, because I'm a huge fan of The Endless Summer, but this one does more than mimic the surf documentary genre. It's also nice to see an animated movie that puts story before pixels--the animation has its moments, but it's not the star of the show. This one has enough meat for the adults, while also sending the kiddos a good message. Expand
  5. JeffD.
    Jun 14, 2007
    9
    Animation is amazing. good story.A great mix of characters. Good humor. Entertainment for both children and adults. Fun for the whole family! Animation is amazing. good story.A great mix of characters. Good humor. Entertainment for both children and adults. Fun for the whole family! ---Dude! catch a wave on into this movie! Expand
  6. ShaktiP.
    Jun 10, 2007
    8
    This was delightful entertainment - great voice casting, and just plain fun. I was surprised at how good it was -- not boring at all. Too bad This was delightful entertainment - great voice casting, and just plain fun. I was surprised at how good it was -- not boring at all. Too bad for those who are just "critics" -- they miss just having a good time at the movies . Expand
  7. MatthewS.
    Jun 7, 2007
    3
    Surf's Up doesnt even attempt to use a single original idea, character, or storyline. Which makes it one of the most pridictible movies Surf's Up doesnt even attempt to use a single original idea, character, or storyline. Which makes it one of the most pridictible movies I have ever scene. The credit it does diserve is that it targets an extremely young audience with pleanty of poop jokes, and the fact that the water looks amazing. Beyond that there is not much to get from Surf's Up, if you are anyone above the age of 4. Expand

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