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Riding Giants

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/9/2004 , 101min.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
An exhilarating, often mind-blowing history of surfing. Full Review
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
Offers a thrilling, informative history of a sport-subculture. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Every sport, and every sports film, must have its superman. The role is filled here by Laird Hamilton, who, we are told -- and, more astonishingly, shown -- took "the single most significant ride in surfing history." Seeing is believing. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Traces the sport to its Polynesian beginnings, then zooms in on the genesis of 20th- century Southern California surf culture -- the boards, the bikinis, the laid-back cowabunga. Full Review
Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
For those who do enjoy being smacked around by the ocean, for those who thrill to the romance and hype of extreme surfing and dig the outsider aspect of this rarefied culture or at least its marketed cool, this film will likely be their ticket to ride a board by proxy. Full Review

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