• Soul Surfer (2011)

Soul Surfer

Release Date: April 8th, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 2nd, 2011

PG |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

A natural talent in the sport of surfing, teenager Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb) loses an arm in a shark attack. Bolstered by the love of her parents (Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid) and refusing to give up, she plans to return to competition, although questions about her future continue to trouble her. Upon seeing the devastation in Thailand caused by the 2004 tsunami, Bethany discovers a greater purpose: to make a difference in the lives of others.

Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Helen Hunt, Dennis Quaid, Lorraine Nicholson, Carrie Underwood, Sonya Balmores, Kevin Sorbo, Ross Thomas

Director: Sean McNamara

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Island Film Group

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Transformation, Mother, Endearing, Competition, 2000s, Father, Quest, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger MooreOrlando Sentinel

    The best faith-based film ever made, an uplifting, entertaining and wonderfully-acted account of surfer Bethany Hamilton's life before and after a shark bit her arm off in the waters off her favorite Hawaiian beach. show more

  • 70
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Thus ends one of the most understated shark-attack sequences, ever; it's almost Bressonian, except it's not boring. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A true story of courage, determination and guts that deserves a more exciting approach. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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