• Released
  • August 2, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 53 min
  • Drama
  • 4 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: The Kelly brothers launch a surf business out of their backyard.

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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Drift is utterly conventional in so many ways. But the relatively unknown cast, the rough hewn setting and startling cinematography —...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
I’m a sucker for films with great surfing footage, let alone wacky ’70s hairstyles. But this overlong, cliché-infested Aussie period drama...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The direction, by Ben Nott and Morgan O'Neill, is average, except for the surfing sequences, which are easily as striking as what we see in...
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The A.V. Club

By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
The mediocre ones, like the new Australian drama Drift, squeeze surfing scenes into conventional narratives, presuming that, because...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Drift paddles aimlessly between plotlines, only finding its groove out beyond the break.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
This poor-surfers-make-good drama from Morgan O’Neill and Ben Nott relies more than it should on toned thighs and taut gluteals. Be...
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Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
When Drift sticks to the likable, gently humorous contours of occasionally fractious brotherly love, broken up by thrillingly shot surfing...
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By Scott Foundas
Manages to get a fair bit right about early 1970s surf culture when it isn’t trafficking in the hoariest of David-vs.-Goliath cliches.
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Village Voice

By Zachary Wigon
The crookedness of the narrative is compounded by the film's failure to display its characters' great pleasures (surfing and drugs) in...
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Slant Magazine

By Tomas Hachard
The obstacles that the Kelly brothers encounter are as uninspired as the film's treacly lessons about brotherhood and staying true to one's...
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Rated R | For for language and drug content