Summer Storm Synopsis
A teen (Robert Stadlober) falls for his best friend (Kostja Ullmann), a male teammate.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
An observant and sensitively played drama about adolescent sexuality, unrequited love and heartbreak.
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
A lovely wallow in the sweaty pains and joys of mostly gay adolescent love.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Ultimately has few original aspects, but it is an intelligently wrought drama that makes it a respectable entry in the genre.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There's nothing truly new to be found here, but Kreuzpaintner treats Tobi's confusion with respect and gentle humor, making this an...
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60

Film Threat

By James Wegg
Summer Storm is director/co-writer Marco Kreuzpaintner's entry into the "I'm not gay but my boyfriend is" genre.
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58

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Most of the film, however, goes down easily enough. The Queer Strokes, an all-gay rowing team, provide a humorous contrast to the less...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Like most films in the genre, it's sweet, sincere and predictable.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A contemporary teen summer romance with a modern sexual twist--though in many ways, it's just the same old malarkey.
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Isn't teen heartache confusing enough without adding into the libidinal mix a bunch of buff scullers nicknamed the Queerstrokes?
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25

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
An uninspired gay coming-of-age import from Germany.
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Not All About Pitching a Tent.

By eXistenZ2
This a German Gay film dubbed in English. It's about the main character and his best friend who are on a Rowing Team and go to a Summer Camp to practice and compete. It turns out he like his best...

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Rated R | For sexuality, language and drug content