Chasing Mavericks Synopsis
A surfer sets out to ride the Northern California break known as Mavericks.
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Thoroughly Entertaining, Warm and Inspiring.

By Alon Patterson
This is an example of one of those rare occasions when everything comes together just right in a film, producing one really good show. It's a success formula corporate Hollywood spends hundreds of...

chasing mavericks

By rachel83
Great movie to see. Jay went out to do what he wanting to do is surf the big wave. All the actors did a great job. the movie is for all ages....

Awesome movie!

By lbwoods
This is a must see movie! Incredible cinematography! A true, touching story about a man, Frosty Hesson, (Gerard Butler) and a teenager, Jay Moriarity, (Jonny Weston) who connect way more than on a...

Awesome surfing footage - Terrific Performances!

By hobbes3
Set in the world of big wave surfing with some of the most incredible footage of the sport ever filmed, Chasing Mavericks is really a movie about relationships. Father/son certainly, but also how...

Chasing Maverick's

By Cindy_Pindy
While Frosty and his friends were not REALLY the 1st 4 to find Mavericks (it used to be called Ross's cove in the 70's) they were certainly the more well known of the 1st generation of surfers. I'm...

One Great Ride!

By Reel_Deal_Gal
While I must admit first off, I am somewhat biased, as I love Santa Cruz, having lived in the area for many years. The scenery is spectacular, and this movie, while bordering, but not entering the...

Great movie

By inrio
Big surprise, not a blockbuster movie but a well made action drama. A true inspiring story with great water cinematography. Must go movie for 10 and over kids anf adults. Surfs up....

Very Inspirational

By Lfishburne
First to the Critics: What's up with your reviews? Is there a problem with a film having no blood and gore and being inspirational instead of hateful? Second to those who haven't yet seen it: I...

Chasing Mavericks

By Mary D. Walton
My son and I loved this true story. He is 13 and his dad is a surfer. It reminded him of our home in California. The story was well told and acted. It was inspiring....

Mavericks Rocks

By QUiogue
This movie completely captures palpable fear. When Moriarity first sees mavericks you know it is insane to surf it (I did surf so I have a touch of knowledge here). At the end when her personally...

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Rated PG | For Thematic elements and some perilous action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Trite but inspiring teen surf story has some sad moments.
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