Morning Light Synopsis
Young men and women race in the TRANSPAC, the most revered open-ocean sailing competition.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
Vividly captures the joy of sailing.
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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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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A fluffy piece of Disney nonfiction.
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Has a made-for-television style.
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By hallen3
GREAT movie. The little joe six punks or winnie boarders won't like it, nore will the rice rocket drivers they don't have what it takes to understand it....

Worked for me

By c8b8c
No movie todate has express sailing as a fun, athletic, and cranium-using sport such as this movie. Bravo. My mission is to get non-sailing friends to see the movie in hopes they are motivated to...

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By results54
Excellent movie ! I like to sail so it was special to me...

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By openbicna
Great Movie! I was apprehensive at first, but this movie is going to win a lot of people over. Definitely bring your friends. What an amazing accomplishment for these young athletes....

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By nogomovies
Great photography and awesome sailing. Enjoyable!...

Great movie! must see!

By sailinman
If you ever wanted to experience what it's like to sail across the ocean, this is the movie to see. Great scenes and beautiful account of the trip....


By Ave_G
My dad has sailed the Pacific cup(Race from San Francisco to Oahu) in 2002,2004 & 2006 all double-handed. This movie is an excellent honest documentary of the excitement and challenges of an open...

Disney still makes great documentaries

By SecondStar
Morning Light doesn't have a tight script because it's a slice of real life. But if you understand the basic premise that this is a documentary film, I think most people will really enjoy it. I'm...

Sailors haul in the sheets and butter the popcorn. Landlubbers stay home.

By Nacho Baggo
Fun documetary about the TRANSPAC race from California to Hawaii. It captures the emotional bond of being on the water with a crew and devotion to your vessel. Explained so a 6 year old can follow...

must see

By juju00
awesome !...

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Rated PG | For language and some rude dialogue