Surf's Up
Surf's Up (2007)

A "mockumentary" on how penguins were actually the inventors of surfing, including behind-the-scenes footage from the Penguin World Surfing Championship.

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 9, 2007
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Surf's Up is a laid back, visually stunning animated movie that brings a fresh twist to some familiar conventions. Its witty mockumentary format is fun and inventive, and the CGI is breathtakingly realistic.

TIME Magazine

Not a comedy tsunami, just consistent ripples of laughs and good vibes.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

If you have to see one penguin movie, this is it.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O estilo mockumentary confere charme a esta animação, que também se beneficia da dublagem perfeita de Bridges e de uma técnica impressionante (a animação de fluidos é fabulosa).

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's probably not the kind of animated adventure that's going to garner Oscar talk, but it's a good-hearted, old-fashioned, family-friendly tale.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

Not exactly awash in cleverness, but it is good clean fun for the family.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The [filmmakers were] hard-pressed to come up with enough story for even an old-time six-minute cartoon short.

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Maitland McDonagh
Time Out New York

Deeply uncool! At least the too-cute penguins don't dance.

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Rob Salem
Toronto Star

Surf's Up is quite surprisingly good, going for the subtle chuckle where Happy Feet opted for show-stopping spectacle.

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Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter

This is not just another penguin movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
I like the ending The one with passion win the competition The main character doesn't need to win but he defeat the enemy and got the answer.
Melvin White
Cody Maverick: I don't understand why everybody has to be so judgmental. I understand why mom's judgmental. I think it's 'cause she cares,… More
Candy Rose
Cute mockumentary following a young penguin and his hero.
Michael Edwards
Surfs up is a mockumentary styled animated film following a young penguin surfer named Cody Maverick (Shia Labeouf) who is found by a talent searching group led… More
Jens S.
What you may disregard as another computer animated film about penguins is quite a pleasant surprise and blows Happy Feet out of the water, literally. What… More
Tyler Christian
One of the most underrated animated films of the last 10 years or so. A smart parody of surfing documentaries and the cynical world of professional sports,… More

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