Bra Boys
Bra Boys (2008)

"Bra Boys" documents the cultural evolution of the inner-Sydney beach-side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle of its youth--the tattooed and much maligned surf community known as the Bra Boys. Explores their success in… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it looks like shameless publicity for the semi-notorious Aussie surfing gang, the film packs a raw energy into this look at a culture of athleticism and male loyalty.

Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune

A messy, cheeky, inelegant but unusual and interesting memoir.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

What begins as a probing look at this culture feels in the end like pro-surf gang propaganda.

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

In-depth intimate portrait of how a tough Aussie environment within a larrikin culture of rebels with or without a cause has produced spectacular professional surfers.

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Gene Seymour
Newsday

You know going in that this is going to be a fairly one-sided portrait. But it's also fairly thorough with its archival footage, historical and sociological perspective.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

An odd and suspect mix of documentary and public relations.

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Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

A piece of PR propaganda.

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Richard Kuipers
Variety

Lengthy coverage of a murder trial involving Jai and Koby supplies the odd moment of meaningful reflection, but the overall impression is that of an unconvincing PR exercise.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

An often fascinating but awkward mix.

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

It aspires to but falls short of Dogtown's inspired, edgy mix of sports history, pop culture, social commentary, and revealing interviews.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
William Goss
A compromised doc on Sydney surfer punk culture, made by one of their own.
Sylvester Kuo
The only real deal to watch here is the narration done by Russel Crowe. The whole film was emotionally manipulative and only served as a propaganda for the… More