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Chasing Mavericks

HD   PG 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

Good movie

Good movie that really captures the love that surfers have for what they do and the dangers they face. Recommend it!

Best movie Eva

I absolutely ADORED THIS MOVIE!!!! Me and mom went and saw it opening night!!!!! LOVED(:💜💜💜💜💜💜


Seriously one of the most inspiring, amazing, awesome movies I've ever seen.. I recommend it to anyone and everyone. I don't normally write reviews, but this one was just too good, so everyone should watch it.

Chasing Mavericks
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Sports
  • Released: 2012

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