Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

critic Reviews

68% Fresh Tomatometer Score68%
  • Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable is far more risk-averse than its thrill-seeking subject, but still provides a reasonably inspiring introduction to her story.
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    MaryAnn JohansonFlick Filosopher
    There are nowhere near enough movies about thrill-seeking women, so this documentary profiling the pro surfer is very welcome. But there's no need for such a heavy hand on the 'inspirational.'
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's a very straight-forward but inspiring story and what it worth seeing on the big screen is this gorgeous, immersive ocean imagery.
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    Chris KnightNational Post
    By the time Unstoppable came to the underwater wedding video of Hamilton and her husband, I wasn't certain whether I was watching a doc or a commercial.
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    Pat MullenPOV Magazine
    Unstoppable is another entry in a growing field of soft PR/branded content documentaries, a fascinating new reality, especially in sports docs....
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    Janet SmithGeorgia Straight
    Hamilton is a fearless risk-taker...the film about her? Not so much.
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    Brad WheelerGlobe and Mail
    Other than keeping Hamilton's name out there and giving her brand exposure, Unstoppable stops short of making a compelling case for itself.
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    Andrew ParkerThe Gate
    Hamilton's story... is a good one, and it's shared with a minimum of preaching, a wealth of sometimes brutally honest detail, and a degree of humility.
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    Sandie Angulo ChenCommon Sense Media
    Inspirational docu has themes of perseverance, gratitude.
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    Alex SavelievFilm Threat
    Unstoppable treads shallow, still, shark-less waters.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    A touching and inspiring film. Bethany Hamilton shows here she lives up to all the hype. She is heroic and this documentary captures it perfectly.
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