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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Surfer dude?

By meBalzRhairy
The movie was wrongly titled, it should be surfer kook. What an embarrasing flick, total joke. Walking through an airport with no sandals? He's supposed to be a surfer lol. Going right at...

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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...

Surfer, Dude!

By thiland
I strongly disliked this movie! I've never been one to be bothered by *** and ass, but Surfer, Dude went over the top with them, particularly ***. If it weren't for the ending of this movie, I...

Pass the Pot

By jpost
Not sure whether true surfer athletes want to identify with surfers smoking pot nonstop. The movie did present a great passion to ride the waves, though, which mirrored M. McConaughey's passion...

Surfer Dude

By Wottawoman
I thought this was a good first attempt for Matthew. I believe it will be most enjoyed by a limited audience of the stereotypical surfers. I do not believe it was a movie for children. It's always...


By shrdwin54
Interesting plot, especially for me and boomers from the 60s and 70s. Some nice other bit cameos but not sure how many younger people in the crowd got it. Matthew is a good actor and guy having met...

Surfer, Dude

By South OC
An obvious Indie flick but still entertaining. I must admit, the only reason I bought tickets was at the request of a friend of mine who adores Matthew. I'm sure this was a labour of love project...

Surf is not up

By bbbp
Ok, so you want to see Matthew McM with no shirt--then this movie is for you. But be prepared to take a nap. The movies title Surfer, Dude...indicates that we might see some surfing...WRONG. So the...

Surfer Dude

By meg1010
The movie was funny, I really enjoyed it....

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Rated R | For pervasive drug use, language and nudity