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Chasing Mavericks

HD   G Closed Captioning

Curtis Hanson & Michael Apted

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About the Movie

Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue and Hollywood newcomer Jonny Weston star in this inspiring true story of courage and friendship the whole family will love. When 15-year-old Jay Moriarty (Weston) discovers that the mythical Mavericks surf break is real, he reaches out to local surfing legend Frosty Hesson (Butler) to train him to ride it. What begins as a mentorship turns into an extraordinary bond that transforms both their lives, as Jay and Frosty learn valuable lessons about conquering fear in pursuit of your dreams. Featuring the most spectacular wave footage ever captured on film, Chasing Mavericks is packed with action and drenched with excitement!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 80
  • Fresh: 25
  • Rotten: 55
  • Average Rating: 4.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: With the massive power and mesmerizing curl of the giant waves, Chasing Mavericks is at its best offshore. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Oct 25, 2012

Rotten: The outstanding big-wave footage proves more credible than the overfamiliar dramatics in Chasing Mavericks. – Justin Chang, Variety, Oct 25, 2012

Rotten: "Chasing Mavericks" falls into the "Machine Gun" category of disappointments - at best it's a wash. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Oct 25, 2012

Rotten: Floating atop the explosive breakers, like an overabundance of phytoplankton, is a roiling colony of cliches that stops at nothing to dominate the screenplay. – Casey Burchby, Village Voice, Nov 1, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Much better than critics say!

Wasn't expecting much out of this movie since critics trashed it but I was very pleasantly surprised. I was mesmerized by the photography and I have a whole different perspective of surfing culture now. I was on the edge of my seat!

Great movie!!!

A GREAT movie to watch with the family. Critics have this one very wrong!

Touching & inspirational

Amazing, Jay's story is heart warming, we all needed tissues to watch this. This movie is a real slice of life, served of with all the pain & joy that comes with it. The acting was fantastic and the screenplay incredibly well written. I am glad that I was able to get a glimpse of such great life, thank you so much for sharing this story.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sports
  • Released: 2012

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