The Endless Summer II
The Endless Summer II (1994)

Surfin' round the world is the focus of this documentary by Bruce Brown, the director famed for publicizing the sport in the 1960s. The documentary focuses upon two world-class California surfers: Patrick O'Connell, short board… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 3, 1994
DVD Release Date: September 30, 2003
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Emanuel Levy

Not as exciting as the first film, this one can't decide whether it's a tarvelogue, an adventure, or National Geographic documentary.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Although the movie runs 95 minutes, it contains nothing much in the way of information about surfing.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Bruce Brown's loving surfing documentary sequel.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Had The Endless Summer II stuck to its subject, it would be a pleasant diversion. But it is weighed down with frivolous travel vignettes that are as dull as they are cute and contrived.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

One of those rare bits of movie marginalia that are entirely without merit and, still, a pleasure to sit through.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Some of it is fascinating to see, some of it is fun to hear about, but inevitably, you end up with a few earfuls more than you bargained for.

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Joe Brown
Washington Post

Pretty hard to sit through, because Brown's incessant beach boy prattle is endlessly irritating.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[A] beautifully shot and exhilarating film that gets short shrift on this barebones DVD presentation...

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Through it all, Brown cracks wise and simply tries to provide an entertaining two hours. The film falters occasionally, but he pretty much achieves his goal.

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