Surfer, Dude (2008) - Rotten Tomatoes

Surfer, Dude (2008)



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Movie Info

Hands on a Hard Body director S.R. Bindler helms this wave-twisting tale of a soul-searching surfer (Matthew McConaughey) experiencing an existential crisis.more
Rating: R (for pervasive drug use, language and nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: S.R. Bindler, Cory Van Dyke, Mark Gustawes, George Mays
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 30, 2008
Anchor Bay Entertainment - Official Site


Matthew McConaughey
as Steve Addington
Jeffrey Nordling
as Eddie Zarno
Zachary Knighton
as Brillo Murphy
Alexie Gilmore
as Danni Martin
Scott Glenn
as Alister Greenbough
Ramon Rodríguez
as Lupe LaRosa
Woody Harrelson
as Jack Mayweather
Willie Nelson
as Farmer Bob
K.D. Aubert
as April May
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Critic Reviews for Surfer, Dude

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (9)

The film looks more like a collection of home movies as opposed to a professional piece of cinema.

Full Review… | November 5, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

It felt like we were watching a rough cut.

Full Review… | November 5, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

[A] hapless, laughless movie.

Full Review… | September 15, 2008
Top Critic

You can stick around for the only funny line, which involves a breakfast burrito, but the smart surfer would head for the hills and Willie's goat ranch.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
Washington Post
Top Critic

Surfer, Dude is a bizarre throwback. It feels 25-30 years out of date and seems to be meant to be watched on VHS, oops, make that DVD, while stoned.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Willie and ganja, yes, yes, the cliches abound.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Surfer, Dude


Dumb but harmless. Go into it with no expectations but that it will be a throwback to late 70's-early 80's mindless flicks like The Malibu Bikini Shop and it's ilk and you're in the right frame of mind for this.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

It's a pretty alright summer movie. One of those 'do what you love and the rest will fall in to place' films. I can dig it and I can't get enough of the surfer vibe ever since i saw POINT BREAK LIVE.

Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

OH MY GOD! This movie is so bad that it deserves to be likeable for laughing at. Matthew McConaughey digs an extremely large hole to die in in this film. He is one of the worst actors ever. He was funny in Fool's Gold, but then he went to bed. This movie is one of the worst movies I've ever seen period. Damn I wish I could have seen this coming before I watched it! There is no reason why it should have been thought of!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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