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Chasing Mavericks

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Sport

Release Date :

October 26, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson

Starring :

Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin, Scott Eastwood, Jenica Bergere, Taylor Handley

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..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..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..this is less effective as a bio-pic of Jay Moriarty than it is as a big screen National Geographic Special..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
1 of 5

“..promised more than a formulaic narrative that would paddle a flat story toward climactic big waves, the moment when a community of awestruck landlubbers line up to gape..”
by Kat Murphy [MSN Movies]
Review rate : C+

“..pretty much "The Karate Kid" goes surfing..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
2 of 4

“..builds, perhaps not exactly like the majestic, 40-foot walls of water that are its subject, but with a satisfying enough - and even somewhat unexpected - crash..”
by Michael O'Sullivan [Washington Post]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Matt Pais [RedEye Chicago]
Review rate : D+
Reviewed by Keith Phipps [A.V. Club]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Posner [Globe and Mail]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]

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