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Chasing Mavericks

Rated PG for thematic elements and some perilous action.

PG In Theaters 10/26/2012 , 115min.
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Critic score based on 25 reviews

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April 27, 2013
I watched this movie 3 times in a weeks time and CAN NOT explain or pinpoint exactly what this movie has done to me. All I can say is NOT ONE day has gone by since I watched it that it has not crossed my mind. I think about Jay, Kim, Frosty & Brenda EVERYDAY!!! I recommend this movie 100%. It is a MUST see!
November 15, 2012
love this movie so amazing and the actors are inspiring! LOVE JONNY WESTON OMG HES GORGEOUS AND TALENTED! go see!
November 05, 2012
November 03, 2012
The Surfing was the movie. The family dealing with past pain, true friendship issures, having a tather menor touched me deeply. Loved it and highly recommend this movie if you want one with substance and reality
October 30, 2012
Highly recommended. Knew it would be a good surfing movie, but it was also a wonderful story. Some great surf shots. Glad we saw it on the BIG screen.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Entertainment Weekly
In attempting to honor their subject, the filmmakers also sap the life out of a potentially thrilling story. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
The footage itself, particularly of the surf, is spectacular, with veteran cinematographer Bill Pope handling the camerawork. But the drama is soggy, overreaching for the heartfelt and overdoing the inspirational. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Ultimately the story of Jay Moriarity, who died tragically in a diving accident at 22, is a moving one, and he deserved a better tribute than this film. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
As it turns out, the only truly interesting element about this clichéd surfer flick is that it was made by celebrated directors Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson. Full Review
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
The surfing sequences are some of the best I've ever seen in a film, and the re-creation of Jay's climactic battle to ride El Nino-driven waves is real white-knuckle stuff...But neither Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential") nor the fellow veteran director who replaced him when Hanson took ill, Michael Apted ("Gorillas in the Mist"), can do much with the hokey sequences on land. Full Review

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