Bra Boys Synopsis
Maroubra, a Sydney suburb, plays host to a brotherhood of surfers.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

It's a piece of unabashed myth-making from first-time writer-director Sunny Abberton, himself a member of the infamous surf tribe from the...
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70

Los Angeles Times

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The contrast between grainy videos of street fights and gorgeous scenes of the same boys conquering enormous waves is simultaneously...
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70

Village Voice

Rudimentarily made as documentaries go--and more than a touch self-glorifying at times--Bra Boys is nevertheless intriguing for its...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

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Partly a straightforward surf movie with impressive wave-catching footage. However, other sections track the legal troubles of Jai...
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
What it lacks in objectivity, it makes up for in vivid intimacy.
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63

Chicago Tribune

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An odd, one-sided documentary that nevertheless opens a window onto Australian class struggles and a world weirdly familiar and exotic...
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50

Austin Chronicle

Bra Boys isn't really a documentary at all but a piece of PR propaganda designed to counteract years of bad press. Beautiful, soaring,...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Bra Boys uses reenactments to make the case that Jai acted in self-defense, but the tactic comes off cheap and unconvincing. Worse, the...
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42

Portland Oregonian

By M. E. Russell
As a chronicle of an extreme surfing subculture, Bra Boys is semi-fascinating. As a chronicle of rough-and-tumble street life, it's...
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The film is narrated by Russell Crowe, whose star power is probably the only reason it's being released here.
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#1 movie!!!

By do_you_even_surf?!
Finally a movie that has meaning!! This moving grindz deep into what it means to be a surfer and why we guard our spots with honor!...

Bra Boys

By jaloha
Excellent movie!...

Great movie

By Firegr
I loved this movie, it gave you a glimpse into not only the Australian surf culture it gave you a look at the human conditions in that area of Australia. I enjoyed the gritty filming coupled with...

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Rated R | For language, some violent content and reckless behavior