Morning Light
Morning Light (2008)

A group of 15 young sailors prepares to compete in the most revered open-ocean sailing competition in the country, and the director and editor of the 2006 surfing documentary Riding Giants keep their focus on the water in order to capture… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 16, 2009
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33%
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52%



Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Breathtaking scenery aside, Morning Light is geared more for the sailing enthusiasts than for the average viewers.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Morning Light is a sunny, saltwater-splashed tale of inspiration.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

If you don't speak the jargon of sailing and racing, most of the conversations between teammates mean very little. Impenetrable editing reduces the action to a meaningless blur.

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Bill Gibron
PopMatters

(T)his may be one of those achievements in human endurance that doesn't elicit cheers, but sneers. It's just too picture perfected to be powerful.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

The documentary is enjoyable, though it could have been edited more tightly.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The aristo-brats are required to jump into a swimming pool and tread water for five minutes with their shoes on. Horrible! Still, one of them nearly drowns, proving that he shouldn't be allowed near a body of water larger than a bottle of Poland Spring.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A vanity project...[but also] a sincere love letter to sailing, as seen through the eyes of a handful of very lucky youngsters. [Blu-ray]

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

For those who love sailing, Morning Light will confirm their passion and please them right down to their Top-Sider encased toes. For the rest of us, this sailors' tale just smacks of naval gazing.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

These eager young amateurs have the kind of passion nobody could fake.

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Rhiannon Sawyer
FILMINK (Australia)

Any time...personal history is touched upon, it is quickly shoved under the carpet in favor of yet another sailing montage, complete with compulsory sunset.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Spencer
It's a fine little documentary but it comes off more like a commercial for the race more than anything else. It tells us about the people chosen for the… More