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Newcastle Reviews

May 7, 2009
A glum and slack family drama, Newcastle is punctuated by bright bursts of dreamy surfing images, but not enough to make the film rewarding.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 1, 2009
A beautiful film, charged with energy and sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 14, 2008
The story is slight but the performances are strong...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2008
Overall, [Castle] has captured what I remember of the fantasy of the classic Newcastle adolescence -- all day at the beach, string bikinis and juicy blond teenagers.
October 18, 2008
The drama is a very low-slung affair, with the interconnections between characters poised to supply us with the only reasons to watch, other than the bodies, the landscape and the water.
July 2, 2008
Cinematographer Richard Michalak's gorgeous water-based action shots guarantee the young target audience will want to head straight out for surf lessons, but there's even less dramatic heft here than in the superior Blue Crush.