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Based on 27 Reviews
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The best surfing documentary ever made. And that includes 1966's "The Endless Summer" and its terrific 1994 sequel -- both from Bruce Brown, Dana's father. show more

  • 75
    C.W. Nevius San Francisco Chronicle

    Will have even the most landlocked goofy-footers wondering why they never learned to surf. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Part of the appeal is the underlying theme of the torch being passed between generations. Think how disappointing it would have been had Dana become an insurance actuary instead of a surfing filmmaker. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    When it's not making the argument that Surfing = Peace, Step Into Liquid can be diverting. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    What has changed most dramatically over the years is the camera's ability to shoot as if it were stationed on the wall of those rolling pipelines. For some, this is the next best thing to being there. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Not only set the high standards for surfing documentaries but brought the sport much greater respect and interest from around the globe. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The movie has dual strengths that silence most objections. Even more than "X-2" or "American Splendor," it is, in a good way, the most comic-booky movie of the year. It's also the human Winged Migration. show more

  • 75
    Loren King Chicago Tribune

    As a bonus, "Liquid" also includes eye-popping footage of the top surfers in the world (Taj Burrow, Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama) -- wave riders who make the impossible look easy. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Provides a few of the best thrills so far this summer. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    As transporting as its otherworldly title suggests. show more

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