Surf's Up Synopsis
The Penguin World Surfing Championship.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
An animated family movie about penguins -- in the wake of "March of the Happy Feet," they're the Angelina Jolie of animals, both cute and...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Not only are LaBeouf and Bridges terrific, but Jon Heder is hilarious as surfing fowl Chicken Joe. And Zooey Deschanel is saucy fun as...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A cut above the noisy, pop-culture joke-larded norm, and it's much more than a "Happy Feet" knockoff.
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Up will still make you feel like you've caught a big wave.
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Boston Globe

The most colorful of the penguin 'toons to date, both figuratively and literally.
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By James Berardinelli
If you have to see one penguin movie, this is it.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The entertaining new film from Sony Pictures Animation is a nice surprise, and the rare mainstream American kid film.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A cheerful and frequently amusing bit of nonsense, which certainly will provoke children into giggles. The film does not measure up to...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The voice performances are great, particularly those from LaBeouf and Bridges, who's in a "Big Lebowski" mood. But a moratorium on penguin...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
First they marched, then they tap-danced. Now they ride the waves on souped-up boards. It really doesn't matter what stunts they try to...
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y i like it

By monidahufana
its funny, cool, and kids love it its all in the song so you should watch it will be awsome...

Surf's Up is SWEET!

By channahzyssa
Surf's Up is fun for all! All the adults and kids in the theatre were laughing at each joke and it was just as much fun for an adult as it was for a kid. Love the animation for water - it is obvious...


By cin-o-rama
Well, I saw thisfilm at a pre-screening, and I have to say, I was shocked. I tought it was hilarious, and the lady behind me was howling with laughter. This film will do terrific with the critics (I...

You will see it again, and again, and again

By dependingongod
Remember the phrase " you will see it again, and again, and again ..." when you are watching the movie. I went to the premier and it's much more fun than the first one ... you have to be ready to...

surfs down

By zachrules00
This was awful I hated it I fell asleep during this movie I never want to see it again ever...


By Ultimo_Movie_Dad
Took my son and three of his friends for his tenth birthday. All four (plus myself) gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up. The documentary style shooting kept the animated animal genre fresher than many...

Visually Stunning

By devlin85
If you want a good animated movie to test out your HD TV and Blu-Ray player this is definitely a good rent. The movie is just graphically stunning and has a fabulous story line with A+ Voice acting....

awesome for the kids!

By jacob_albright
i am a teen and i enjoyed it, along with my friend, and all the kids along with their parents enjoyed it also. it was the best animation movie ive seen this year....

The best movie

By AMA_have_fun
You have to see this movie! I saw the projection show and it was the best! If I had to pick a movie I would pick Surf's Up. So go see it!...


By 1213dcool
Amazingly Awesome. I have nothing else to say. JUST GO....

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Rated PG | For mild language and some rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Kids will dive into penguin adventure, dude.
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