75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
Vividly captures the joy of sailing.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
An OK sports doc that owes as much to reality TV competitions as it does to the genre of nautical cinema.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A fluffy piece of Disney nonfiction.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The documentary is enjoyable, though it could have been edited more tightly. The ending, in which three of the contest participants write and perform a catchy pop song, is buoyantly fun.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
An old-fashioned doc about a sailboat race is well produced but lacks urgency and true insight
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A Disney movie about a Disney project, this slick sailing documentary feels a little too self-promotional, almost like an attraction you might stumble into at Epcot. But at least it turns out to be a fairly wild ride.
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60

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Like the disastrously overpopulated "Amazing Race: Family Edition," Morning Light never finds a way to make us care who wins.
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50

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The film is more appealing for its scenery, which is as breathtakingly blue as you'd expect, than for its drama.
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50

Portland Oregonian

By M. E. Russell
At one point during the big race, the kids get passed at close range by a team of pros so seasoned, they wrote the navigation software the kids use. I was begging the camera crew to follow them.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Has a made-for-television style.
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51 out of 100
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