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      2008 1h 47m Drama List
      61% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 50% Audience Score 500+ Ratings After he's barred from the surfing team, a teen (Lachlan Buchanan) takes his friends on a trip to a remote beach for fun in the sun. Read More Read Less

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      Tom Keogh Seattle Times A glum and slack family drama, Newcastle is punctuated by bright bursts of dreamy surfing images, but not enough to make the film rewarding. Rated: 1.5/4 May 7, 2009 Full Review Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times A beautiful film, charged with energy and sensitivity. Rated: 4/5 May 1, 2009 Full Review Evan Williams The Australian It is deflating to realise that even when doing what they love best, these characters are less than real. Rated: 2/5 Nov 14, 2008 Full Review Don Groves Teen surfing drama is a wipe-out. Rated: 1.5/5 Dec 31, 2010 Full Review Don Willmott a bit like Endless Summer meets The Karate Kid Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 12, 2009 Full Review Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly Slightly overlong but visually striking. Apr 30, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member It Holds Emotional Loss & Damaged Family Pride At It's Core, So While There Is Heaps Of Material There To Work With, The Punches It Packs Don't Hit Very Hard. The Acting I Think Is To Blame Overall, It Is Dry & Uncommitted With Some Scenes Getting There, Kinda, But Most Others Being Run-Of-The-Mill TV-Soap Style. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member a touching and as beautifully shot film Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Burgeoning sexuality, fraternal squabbles, daddy issues and class status are amongst the themes thrown at this Aussie surf movie, but nothing really sticks to the flimsy plot. The spectacular surfing footage and the hot surfer dude cast are the only impressive things here. I wouldn't bother. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member loved it, great location you can taste the seawater the cinematography is so good Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/24/18 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully shot with a real industrial ocean backdrop than Summer Bay. The film never loses pace and is a credit to the cast as can be quite gritty in parts. Some reviews have said it is difficult to understand the accents, but I never had a problem, perhaps a lifetime of Neighbours and Home and Away helped. I don't want to spoil the end but it's not what you expect and almost feel a yearning for part 2. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member (***): [img][/img] A good coming-of-age film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis After he's barred from the surfing team, a teen (Lachlan Buchanan) takes his friends on a trip to a remote beach for fun in the sun.
      Dan Castle
      Dan Castle
      Production Co
      Wolfe Video
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 21, 2016
      1h 47m