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Billabong Odyssey Review

  • Release Date: Nov 07, 2003
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Extreme Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Sports & Recreation
  • Director:Philip Boston

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    50

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice

    Pretty much everything here -- tow surfing, hydrofoil boards, token bit on women surfers -- already appeared in this summer's equally halfass "Step Into Liquid."

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York Times Dave Kehr

    With its emphasis on global positioning devices, Jet Skis and computer-designed surfboards, Mr. Boston's film is very much concerned with the stuff and very little with the spirit of professional surfing as practiced today.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    Narrower focus may lend this less crossover appeal than "Step Into Liquid," which was practically a recruitment poster for the surfing lifestyle. But such a tight focus might also make Billabong a repeat must-see for more dedicated boarders and wannabes.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    While Billabong Odyssey ultimately resembles an infomercial more than a coherent cinematic exercise, its spectacular images of well-toned athletes battling with the world's largest waves should find a receptive audience of those so inclined.

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