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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 11, 2018
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  • Summary: With interviews and personal videotapes, Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's documentary tell the story of the surfers known as the Momentum Generation crew (Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Rob Machado, Pat O’Connell, Kalani Robb, Kelly Slater, Taylor Steele, Benji Weatherley, and Ross Williams) whoWith interviews and personal videotapes, Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's documentary tell the story of the surfers known as the Momentum Generation crew (Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Rob Machado, Pat O’Connell, Kalani Robb, Kelly Slater, Taylor Steele, Benji Weatherley, and Ross Williams) who moved to Oahu in the late 1980s, where they formed friendships, competed and gained fame over the years. Expand
  • Genre(s): Sports, Movie/Mini-Series, Documentary
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  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Dec 10, 2018
    90
    You do not need to be interested in surfing to be excited and moved by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's excellent, eloquent documentary Momentum Generation. A surf film might not be the first thing you’d expect to bring you repeatedly to tears, but I can say with authority it is possible.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Dec 10, 2018
    80
    A revealing documentary. ... While Momentum Generation features plenty of satisfying and even breathtaking shots of surfing (after all, the project is brought to you by HBO Sports), it’s more surprising that filmmakers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist are less concerned with delivering a standard surf movie than exploring the ways in which boys become men.
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  1. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    Gnarly flick. Those north shore barrels, with the sun shining off the lip, and the white sand beaches in the background, the palm treesGnarly flick. Those north shore barrels, with the sun shining off the lip, and the white sand beaches in the background, the palm trees bobbing their heads to the music. Incredible. That mother who hosted all those boys in her house must have been a saint. God bless her..... Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    All I need is some cool waves and tasty buds and I'm fine..... Jeff Spiccoli. Killer film. Bring on the next!
  3. Dec 12, 2018
    9
    An absolutely captivating doc about a bunch of dudes from my age group who shared a pretty incredible time together as young guys. It feelsAn absolutely captivating doc about a bunch of dudes from my age group who shared a pretty incredible time together as young guys. It feels like a time capsule - so amazing that they were able to preserve all that footage. Expand