Surfer, Dude Synopsis
A soulful surfer has an existential crisis.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Someone else's vacation photos are never much fun to watch, and this beach party is a drag for onlookers.
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Austin Chronicle

By Kimberley Jones
From "Hands on a Hard Body" to an 89-minute ogling of another hard body: It boggles the mind that 11 years after his engrossing documentary...
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Washington Post

You can stick around for the only funny line, which involves a breakfast burrito, but the smart surfer would head for the hills and...
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Los Angeles Times

The film is awash in doobies and breasts, clichéd cinematic language and clumsy exposition. It's reminiscent of the stoner-culture movies...
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L.A. Weekly

Lacking even the train-wreck appeal of a brainless stoner comedy like "Half-Baked," Surfer, Dude is a numbing experience at just 89 minutes.
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By Dennis Harvey
Hapless, laughless movie.
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By tommyr456

Surfer, Dude

By mucho gusto
I've seen this film twice now in Austin. The first time I was with a crowd who took it too seriously - yet I was laughing the whole time. The second time - the crowd seemed to get the humor and it...

matthew mcconaughey

By bakergloria
i'm 48 and it bought me back to the good old high school days growing up in boca raton, fkorida. who dosen't love tan, muscular beautiful bodies? i must say you have to be a matthew fan or love...

Exploiting the sport of Kings

By gablebt
Sure, another flick to exploit surfing for mainstream audiences who think it's "so cool". Of course, instead of an accurate portrayal of what the athletes of our sports go through, we get a recycled...


By jl52574
The movie was pretty horrible. It seems like the actors weren't the only ones smoking pot when it came to making decisions. It had an ABC Family plot with HBO sensibilities. The story wasn't...

Surfer, Dude

By rmeaux
Interesting Fake-U-mentory. Didn't have much knowledge before hand and no expectations. Good rental movie. Found ourselves taken back at some of the drug use in the movie. Decent story line. ...

oh no Dude!!!

By Gennipher183
Severely lacking any substance or character just one long boring ride you want to get off at. an hour and some minutes i wont be getting back. filled with boobs and drugs without a point. some...

Surfer, Dude

By MamaRock
The best part of the evening was meeting Matthew. I thought he was gracious, funny, relaxed, articulate, and of course cool and GORGEOUS! :) Then the movie started and it was awful. It will filled...


By EpiCentered
This is such a fun silly movie. Total cotton candy, but the kind of thing you'd see with both guy and girl friends so the girls could get excited about Matthew, and the guys could get excited about...

Surfer Dude

By Trentus
I think this movie was one of the worst films of the decade. I wanted to walk out within the first 20 mins. I sat thru the entire flick, hoping that it might get better ... It only got worse....

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Rated R | For pervasive drug use, language and nudity