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Chasing Mavericks

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Overall 7
7.0
Actors overall 7
7.0
Audio 10
9.5
Extras 8
8.0

Chasing Mavericks (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
12 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Santa Cruz teenager Jay Moriarty (Jonny Weston, John Dies at the End ) has been a surfing enthusiast his entire life. He's always been a risk-taker, tackling the big waves that terrify his peers. When Jay discovers the existence of the much-fabled Mavericks surf break, he's eager to tackle the biggest waves of his life. However, Jay's mentor Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler, 300 ) knows that the scrappy young teen isn't even close to being ready for such a challenge.
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Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 8
8.0

Chasing Mavericks (Blu-ray)

upcomingdiscs.com
6 March 2013
  • Summary: Some may see this and just roll their eyes thinking it’s just some other surfing movie, or some random feel-good movie.  This film has it all, from a solid script, great acting, direction, cinematography, sound track….I bet they even had amazing craft services on set.  For parents that complain they have nothing to watch with their kids that isn’t offensive, violent, or too childish, this is the movie you’ve been waiting for.
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Overall 7
7.0

Chasing Mavericks Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
6 March 2013
  • Summary: Off the coast of Santa Cruz—a.k.a "Surf City"—there's a seasonal combination of winds and tides that occasionally produces swells as high as a three-story building. These waves are called "mavericks," and before a well-publicized El Niño in the mid-1990s brought them international attention, they were the stuff of surfing legend, ridden only by a small, in-the-know cadre of local surf veterans.
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Overall 6
6.0

Chasing Mavericks

High-Def Digest
5 March 2013
  • Conclusion: 'Chasing Mavericks' brings a visceral surfing twist to the tried-and-true ' Karate Kid ' formula. Its plot is thin, predictable, and a little flat, but Jay Moriarity's story is definitely worthwhile, and the filmmakers offer a reasonably entertaining experience. The video and audio are a little inconsistent, but both manage to impress greatly during the numerous surfing sequences.
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Overall 6
6.0
Audio 10
10
Extras 6
6.0

Chasing Mavericks Review

DoBlu
4 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Chasing Mavericks has a villain. As a young kid, he is seen walking down the pier smashing rear view mirrors with a baseball bat. Flash forward seven years, that kid is now a ’90s teen, still sitting on the pier threatening people with the same bat. That’s not much character growth.
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Overall 7
7.0
Audio 10
10
Extras 5
5.0

Chasing Mavericks

BluRay Authority
1 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Of all the sports out there, I’m not sure if I could handle being a surfer.  Not so much due to the nature of the sport itself, I’m actually pretty coordinated (I used to play ice hockey), but mainly because of what lies below the surface of the water.  Yeah, like so many others out there I’ve seen Jaws one too many times, which is to say once is enough, and I’m just paranoid that after hanging ten, a Great White would come up and snap me in half.  Hey, it’s happened!
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Overall 3
3.0

Chasing Mavericks Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
28 October 2012
  • Summary: Based on the true story of Jay Moriarity, this surfing movie is about more than just the waves, but it's unclear what that is.
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“Chasing Mavericks” Review

lasvegas.informermg.com
26 October 2012
  • Excerpt: How could a film be marketed as an ”inspirational true story” when the surfing phenom-legend Jay dies in 2001 at age 22 after drowning while “free diving” in the Maldives? Free-diving is incredibly dangerous.* His reckless lifestyle ended at 22! Isn’t it fascinating that if he had not pursued surfing, he would never have become internationally famous and had enough money to be vacationing in the Maldives.
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Overall 5
5.0

Chasing Mavericks

Cinema Blend
26 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Sports movies almost always work better when there’s a clear enemy. Miracle has the Soviets. Happy Gilmore has Shooter McGavin. Caddyshack has Judge Smails, and Chasing Mavericks should have a huge, deadly wave. Unfortunately, it has huge deadly waves and a drunk mom and a girl who isn’t really giving the main character the time of day and a drug dealer who wants to start shit and a friend who is kind of drifting away. There’s just way too much going on.
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Overall 4
4.0
Content 5
5.0

Chasing Mavericks

DVD Talk
25 October 2012
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