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Chasing Mavericks
  • PG
  • 1h 57m
  • 2012
Rotten33%
Common Sense Media Iconage 10+
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Chasing Mavericks tells the story of a young man's quest to surf Northern California's most dangerous wave, and the local legend who takes him under his wing.
© 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Walden Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten33%
Critics Consensus: It's sweet, gentle, and affably modest, but Chasing Mavericks is ultimately pulled under by an unconvincing script and a puzzling lack of energy.
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Village Voice
Casey Burchby
Rotten

Floating atop the explosive breakers, like an overabundance of phytoplankton, is a roiling colony...

June 22, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Bilge Ebiri
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It's a perfect fortune cookie of a movie, full of bland life lessons for everybody; would that the...

June 22, 2017
Toronto Star
Linda Barnard
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The heart-pounding surfing scenes are epic but the script can barely keep its head above the waves...

June 22, 2017
Globe and Mail
Michael Posner
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When every frayed plot device you've predicted makes its inevitable appearance, at least you'll ha...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Trite but inspiring teen surf story has some sad moments.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Chasing Mavericks is based on the true story of how 16-year-old Jay Moriarty became a surfing legend by training to ride the massive Mavericks waves. There are a few brief scenes of violence -- mostly pushing, shoving, and huge waves battering a few surfers who aren't up to the task -- as well as a couple of disturbing moments: A young wife/mother suffers a stroke and dies, and a young man is shown moments before his death by drowning. This is an inspiring tale of perseverance and discipline, but (spoiler alert!) it ends in the sadness that Moriarty died at age 22 while doing what he loved: taking risks with the sea.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 26, 2012
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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