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Chasing Mavericks Review

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3.0

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    45

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    In attempting to honor their subject, the filmmakers also sap the life out of a potentially thrilling story.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    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.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The reason to see Chasing Mavericks is the same reason why people flock to shore locations when a hurricane approaches: the waves. This is less effective as a bio-pic of Jay Moriarty than it is as a big screen National Geographic Special.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Chasing Mavericks manages to sufficiently overcome the obstacles with admittedly affecting results.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Chasing Mavericks is made with more care and intelligence than many another film starting with its template might have been. It's better than most movies targeted at teens. And the cinematography of the big Mavericks scene by Oliver Euclid and Bill Pope is so frightening that you sort of understand why Frosty stays on the shore, watching Jay with binoculars.

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