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Drift

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Swell: Surf action in <em>Drift</em>.

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Swell times

Xavier Samuel as Jimmy Kelly

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by Paul Byrnes Australian surfing comes of age in a clever and credible tribute.

Reader reviews 6

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Jimmy Kelly (Xavier Samuel) in a scene from

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by Jake Wilson Worthington shines in lukewarm surf drama.

Reader reviews 6

Drop in the ocean

Drift

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by Craig Mathieson This surf saga struggles to pick a wave and ride it home.

Reader reviews 6

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Set in breathtaking locations, "Drift" is inspired by the true story of Australia’s legendary surfwear companies.

A moment with Xavier Samuel

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Fairfax's Garry Maddox sat down with Xavier Samuel to talk about his new movie, Drift.

Learning to Drift

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Actors Sam Worthington and Myles Pollard talk about their experiences making the part-surf, part-drama flick Drift over a packed 32 days in Western Australia.

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6 reviews so far

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Breathtaking... is the first word that springs to mind when replaying this movie in my head. When I got the opportunity to see an advance screening of Drift, I thought I was in for an evening full of boredom while my boyfriend got his surf kicks by watching other boys ride some water in the midst of frolicking about in the whitewash while beating their naked chests at each other. What I wasn't prepared for was a powerful story about family, love and life paired with some of the best cinematography of any Australian film I've seen so far that had me gripping my seat and boyfriends arm so hard he had to say something.

    At the same time I was transported back to when I was a young child and my Dad regaling me with stories of the 70's glory days in coastal Australia... For me this movie matched the pictures in my head perfectly.

    Highly recommend this film and had to write something after seeing Craig Mathieson's review. I don't know what he saw but his comments and view on the movie seem completely polar to what we saw at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney.

    Thumbs up for a great ride and thanks for a flick that I'll remember for years to come.

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    Melissa Jessop
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    April 30, 2013, 7:56AM
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This movie is awesome. It has it all - very big waves, big stars, a great nostalgic Australian story, a love triangle, drugs, bikies, 70's soundtrack. Don't miss it!

    Commenter
    Drifter
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    April 30, 2013, 11:51AM
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful film in the Aussie tradition! Glorious Margaret River Scenery and a nicely satirical story with aspects of crime, romance and individualism. A must see for anyone who enjoys Australian movies.

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    maria
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    Date and time
    April 30, 2013, 12:37PM
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Loved it. At first blush it's a love-letter to Aussie beach culture in the 70s, but it's actually much more than that. It's really about two brothers fighting to save their family from ruin, risking it all on the roll of a dice. It's unexpectedly emotional and maybe for that reason I found it really powerful (the incredible surfing is a bonus!) Terrific performances, especially Aaron Glenane as the messed-up sidekick - heartbreaking.

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    Antoine G
    Location
    Los Abgeles
    Date and time
    May 02, 2013, 6:27AM
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    I was lucky enough to enjoy a pre release screening. It was fantastic . The stars were so refreshingly grounded,Sam especially so! Just your "average" everyday dude.Pretty real too.The big wave shots were great .

    Commenter
    kool movie
    Location
    melbourne
    Date and time
    May 02, 2013, 9:28AM
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    this was a cracker of a movie and great fun! It's so good to finally see a good surf movie - and unlike most surf movies the surfing looks real and it's exciting - the big surf scenes looked amazing on the big screen. the cast were all great - especially Sam Worthington who looked like he was having a ball. Highly recommend seeing it with a crowd - a must for the big screen!

    Commenter
    Berndog
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    May 08, 2013, 5:17AM

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