Blue Crush (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Blue Crush (2002)



Critic Consensus: The surfing sequences are exhilarating, but the plot is pretty forgettable and trite.

Movie Info

Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her surfboard. Living in a beach shack with three roommates including her rebellious younger sister, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Rip Masters surf competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene ... until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along. Like it or not, Anne Marie starts losing her balance - and finding it - as she falls for Matt.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, teen partying, language and a fight)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: John Stockwell, Lizzy Weiss
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 14, 2003
Box Office: $40.1M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Kate Bosworth
as Anne Marie Chadwick
Matthew Davis
as Matt Tollman
Blossom Lam
as Mrs. Milari
Paul Chicoine
as Hotel Manager
Deniese Bee
as Cashier
Rosie Jaffurs
as Girl at Gas Station
Alana Mock
as Girl at Gas Station
Kimo Kahoano
as Luau MC
Sonny Miller
as Contest Announcer
Carol Anne Philips
as Event Coordinator
Megan Abubo
as Herself
Kai Garcia
as Lifeguard
Daryl Stant
as Lifeguard
Chad Lerma
as Chiropractor
Daren Crawford
as Surf Magazine Report...
Todd Messick
as Surf Photographer
Zandi Eguires
as Girl on Beach
Sage Erickson
as Girl on Beach
Jenn Marr
as Surf Rep
Larry Rios
as Surfer
Coco Ho
as Young Anne Marie
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News & Interviews for Blue Crush

Critic Reviews for Blue Crush

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (36)

In all, American girls could do worse than have Blue Crush as their own summer action movie.

Full Review… | January 13, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The movie isn't nearly dumb enough to be much beach fun.

Full Review… | August 22, 2002
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Affable yet forgettable...

Full Review… | June 10, 2011
Reel Film Reviews

Tough yet tender surfer heroine story.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Sporting a cast of up-and-coming actresses, John Stockwell's surfing flick offers up a slice of entertainment that acknowledges its roots and whose throw away pleasures arrive with no guilt.

Full Review… | July 2, 2008
IGN Movies

When the movie attempts to tell a story on land, you might want to bring along a flashlight and a magazine.

Full Review… | July 23, 2007

Audience Reviews for Blue Crush


The viewer stands to gain little from watching this film. Its boring, recycled plot can be found in many sports movies. Athlete is good at his/her sport, gets distracted by life, is encouraged to go back to the sport, is skeptical at first, but then decides that the sport truly is more important and succeeds in the end. That's all there is here. So there's nothing unique or exciting about the core of the film, but hey, at least Kate Bosworth and friends spend half the film in bikinis.

Jay Hutchinson

Super Reviewer


Kate Skarratt: And when I tell you to go, you gotta go. You gotta paddle your little heart out. You can't hesitate, you can't pull back, you can't hold back. No fear. Alright?

Blue Crush was a lot more entertaining than I thought it would be. The surf scenes are really well made and look great. I don't think Kate Bosworth is a great actress, but she's beautiful and isn't too bad in this one. The movie for me falls apart because it is over dramatic and most of the time pretty cliche. You can probably guess how the final scene will play out before the movie gets 15 minutes in. Another aspect I hated was the soundtrack. It was really annoying with horrible rap and pop songs and it kind of ruined the best parts of the movie for me. Every time there was a long surf scene they would play horrible music and totally demolish the scene. Not a horrible movie; just a predictable decent one.

Melvin White

Super Reviewer

A solid chick flick that delivers when it comes to the oceans and its small stories that flow with it's average dialogue. I can only mildly recommend this, but it is a good movie!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Blue Crush Quotes

Eden: These waves are for the big boys.
– Submitted by SailorMoon797 F (3 years ago)
Anne Marie: Penny didn't finish her homework.
Penny: You weren't here to help me.
Anne Marie: She's got to do her homework.
Eden: Don't give us shit 'cause you were out there working it.
Anne Marie: Shut up.
Lena: Don't deny it. You were working it like a rib without the sauce.
– Submitted by SailorMoon797 F (3 years ago)
Penny: You were the one who made mom leave! You were screwing up all the time!
– Submitted by SailorMoon797 F (3 years ago)
Anne Marie: Don't worry, Penny. There's still plenty of time to get pregnant and go on welfare.
– Submitted by SailorMoon797 F (3 years ago)

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