(2009)

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70
Village Voice
Sure to become a sacred text to surf-movie enthusiasts, but surprisingly watchable even for those who think "goofy-footing" is a new Southern hip-hop dance craze.
70
There are no great emotional revelations about the fearless, free-spirited athletes profiled in the film, but these tanned-and-toned folks' deep love of surfing and mostly cheerful demeanors prove enjoyably infectious.
60
There are plenty of outrageous characters, several surfing celebrities and a few truly compelling stories.
50
Ultimately, that's all Highwater offers - barely explored concepts and short profiles.
40
Notwithstanding Brown's occasional half-baked critical comment about the sport's corporatization, the film ends up as a cliquish circle jerk that flatters those in the know and leaves neophytes little to mull over.
38
New York Post
A bland look at professional surfing.

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