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Reviews: Chasing Mavericks (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: so overstuffed with life altering events some of them drift off into the ether. What [it] does phenomenally well, however, is capture the the immense power of the ocean and the strength and wits necessary to attempt to scale its biggest waves.
  • Cynthia Fuchs @ PopMatters
  • Kimberly Gadette @ doddle
    • Excerpt: As one might assume, the surf cinematography is superb. But as a nod to the young surf king Jay Moriarty, rather than “Live Like Jay,” this film comes far closer to the opposite, namely a burial at sea.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Bland and uninspiring, it narrowly avoids a wipeout.
  • [New – 11/7/13] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: This gentle father-son(ish) tale about an expert surfer and his teen apprentice is a rare “family” movie that isn’t preachy or insipid.
  • Peter Martin @ Twitch
    • Excerpt: A good-faith effort to dramatize 12 weeks in the life of an apparently flawless young surfer is entirely routine.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: The climactic Mavericks surfing sequence, however, is immensely satisfying, and while the script might not capture the magic of surfing, the images most certainly do.
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
    • Excerpt: As family entertainment you could do worse. But you could also do much better.
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 11:03 am

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