Summer Storm (Sommersturm)
Summer Storm (Sommersturm) (2006)

Tobi and Achim have been best friends for years. As cox and oarsman, they have helped their team win several rowing cups in the past and are now looking forward to the big regatta in the countryside. But, this trip is no summer camp and the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 17, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Its coming-of-age yarn goes nowhere beyond inevitably out of a closet.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Stadlober, a young Austrian actor cast in the leading role, is charming enough to survive most of the movie's labored attempts to lighten up.

Don Willmott

Don't let the trailer mislead you. Summer Storm is not some sort of supersexy European art film. It's kids being kids, and you've outgrown summer camp.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's sunny and frothy, with odd laugh-out-loud moments.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

While it has little in it that hasn't been covered by other coming-out movies, it's pleasant enough.

Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Kreuzpaintner junks up this simple gay coming-of-age story with too many subplots and sitcomlike situations.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This gay coming-of-age film from Germany ultimately has few original aspects, but it is an intelligently wrought drama that makes it a respectable entry in the genre.

Jan Stuart

Kreutzpainter limns his multifarious characters with an amiable, unforced humor and an authentic feel for the ways in which good kids respond to peer pressure with less-than-admirable behavior.

Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

There are at least a couple of disparate movies fighting for control in Summer Storm.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
William Goss
Irritatingly simple-minded gay coming-of-age story.
Leo L
Great movie! Great music.
Sunil Jawahir
This sweet gay German film has some great music and some really tender moments.
Ina S
Wonderful coming-of-age film.
Lauren Donis
I hate romance movies. BUT I love gay romance. I have no idea why and so in July of 2008 I just watched a lot of gay romance movies because they are so damn… More

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