Surf's Up

Surf's Up

Surf's Up

The little known fact that penguin's have an age-old affection for surfing is explored in this family comedy from Sony Animation (Open Season). Shot in a mock-documentary style, story follows young Cody (voice of Shia LaBeouf) who, inspired by legendary wave rider Big Z (Jeff Bridges), aims for pro competition glory. Jon 'Napoleon Dynamite' Heder plays his pal (a chicken).

2007Rating: G85 minsUSASony Pictures Animation
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Pointbreak for kids

Good soundtrack, funny and short. My 2 boys (10 and 7) laughed alot. Jeff Bridges almost was The Big Lebowski. We'll easily see it again on dvd.

5.0
Village Voice

Village Voice

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If you have to see another penguin blockbuster, you could do worse than this loose-limbed charmer...

The New York Times

The New York Times

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Has a friendly, blue-collar vibe (Cody is an ex-fish-sorter from the Shiverpool, Antarctica) and some sly, low-key humor. Nevertheless, a moratorium on penguins might be called for, despite the inevitable anthropomorphic void...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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...

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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This entertaining new film from Sony Pictures Animation is a nice surprise, and the rare mainstream American kid film that makes an effort to try something new, shooting in a faux documentary style that will appeal to more mature crowds...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A clever, delightfully rendered summer diversion...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Chalk this up as a charming computer cartoon, lifted by Bridges’ Lebowski-like performance and a truly funny mockumentary framework...

4.0
BBC

BBC

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f the picture fails to provide a plot as diverting as its fly-on-the-wall comedy, Cody's gradual realisation that winning isn't everything being strikingly similar to Lightning McQueen's in Cars, it still offers 85 minutes of spirited, satirical amusement...

3.0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

If you have to see another penguin blockbuster, you could do worse than this loose-limbed charmer...

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Has a friendly, blue-collar vibe (Cody is an ex-fish-sorter from the Shiverpool, Antarctica) and some sly, low-key humor. Nevertheless, a moratorium on penguins might be called for, despite the inevitable anthropomorphic void...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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...

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

This entertaining new film from Sony Pictures Animation is a nice surprise, and the rare mainstream American kid film that makes an effort to try something new, shooting in a faux documentary style that will appeal to more mature crowds...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A clever, delightfully rendered summer diversion...

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Chalk this up as a charming computer cartoon, lifted by Bridges’ Lebowski-like performance and a truly funny mockumentary framework...

4.0
BBC

BBC

press

f the picture fails to provide a plot as diverting as its fly-on-the-wall comedy, Cody's gradual realisation that winning isn't everything being strikingly similar to Lightning McQueen's in Cars, it still offers 85 minutes of spirited, satirical amusement...

3.0

Pointbreak for kids

Good soundtrack, funny and short. My 2 boys (10 and 7) laughed alot. Jeff Bridges almost was The Big Lebowski. We'll easily see it again on dvd.

5.0