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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 17 )
  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The entertaining new film from Sony Pictures Animation is a nice surprise, and the rare mainstream American kid film. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    First they marched, then they tap-danced. Now they ride the waves on souped-up boards. It really doesn't matter what stunts they try to pull off: Who can resist an animated mockumentary in the style of "This Is Spinal Tap" starring the black-and-white big birds of the moment? show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Not only are LaBeouf and Bridges terrific, but Jon Heder is hilarious as surfing fowl Chicken Joe. And Zooey Deschanel is saucy fun as penguin lifeguard Lani. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The voice performances are great, particularly those from LaBeouf and Bridges, who's in a "Big Lebowski" mood. But a moratorium on penguin movies may be in order. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A cheerful and frequently amusing bit of nonsense, which certainly will provoke children into giggles. The film does not measure up to "March of the Penguins" or "Happy Feet," both Oscar-winning efforts. Nor is it trying to. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A cut above the noisy, pop-culture joke-larded norm, and it's much more than a "Happy Feet" knockoff. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    The most colorful of the penguin 'toons to date, both figuratively and literally. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

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

  • 75

    Up will still make you feel like you've caught a big wave. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Surf's Up is that rarity in a children's movie, a comedy that's actually exciting. show more

  • May 22, 2008 jandvhall
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    I sat the whole movie waiting for it to get better, but it just kept saying cheesy lines! I hated having to put my kids through that horrible movie!

  • May 22, 2008 hectorferjr2
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    During the Fall of the year of 2007 My Mom rented Surf's Up for Me and for My Little Brother then we all went to our Kitchen to pop some Popcorn and to grab some Coca-Cola and then all three of us went to our Living Room and sat on our couch and we wacthed Surf's Up and we all like Surf's Up I like Surf's Up because It was a Funny and cool Adventure Movie The Story Of Surf's Up is very simaliar to The Story Of Cars but like I Said before Surf's Up Is a Funny and Cool Adventure Movie I give Surf's Up Two Thumbs Up and The Score Of 77 Out Of 100 and I hope you and your familly enjoy Surf's Up

  • May 22, 2008 georgentiff
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    This cd is as good if not better than their last. this is Trivium at their best. They should keep up this style of music.

  • May 22, 2008 xxrampaigexx
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    I thought this movie was going to be another happy feet, but I was suprised, I actually liked it better than happy feet, I thought it was really cute, pretty funny, and I would go see it again! GREAT FAMILY MOVIE!

  • May 22, 2008 goofysmak
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    Go watch any surfing documentary out there, "Riding Giants" "Step into Liquid" etc., and you will understand why the movie is in an "interview style." I thought this was a good movie!

  • May 22, 2008 KURT-N-SANDRA
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    This movie had a format of an interview, which made us leave the theatre less than 1/2 way through. What a bummer dude. It would have been a cute movie, but the interview throught the whole thing really sucked.

  • May 22, 2008 missyrice
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  • May 22, 2008 sparkly212288
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    How can you like this movie? No Funny Parts. No Plot. Stupid Chacters. March of the peguins and Happy Feet look like 5 stars compared to this.

  • May 22, 2008 Aila
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    I took my 6 year-old to go see the movie and she had a good time and also had a few laughs from it. I thought the characters are cute but I think I had enough seeing Penguins movies.

  • May 22, 2008 jdlewis60
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    Saw a special showing of Ratatouille. OMG way funny! Great movie, DISNEY'S BEST movie by far! Great story, very very very funny!!!


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