An exercise in stylish lunkheadedness. It's gorgeous but dumb as a post; watching it is a bit like shooting the tube and then getting cracked on the head by your board.
"Dumb" is inappropriate to describe this. The movie is a classic entertainer and that's meant as a complement.About suspending disbelief..what is really impossible about this?..bank robbers who happen to be surfers?...an FBI agent going undercover as a surfer? stupid decisions being made by an FBI agent?....This may all seem improbable and unlikely but not impossible.....The real world is full of mistakes and insanity after all... the film does what it is meant to do...its good entertainment and escapism...there is no need to feel dumb watching it.....
Aug 7 - 03:03 AM