• R, 1 hr. 23 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    S.R. Bindler
    In Theaters:
    Sep 5, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 30, 2008
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment


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Surfer, Dude Reviews

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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It felt like we were watching a rough cut.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 5, 2008
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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The film looks more like a collection of home movies as opposed to a professional piece of cinema.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 5, 2008
Brian Orndorf

I wish the finished product was as amusing as the behind-the-scenes pot-fueled merriment I imagine took place during production.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: D+

September 15, 2008
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The problem that Surfer, Dude faces is that in its attempt to be a stoner comedy, it forgot to add the comedy elements.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 5, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A celebration of unrealistic lifestyles, which makes it exactly the wrong film for our times. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 28, 2008
Neely Tucker
Washington Post
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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 Source: Washington Post

September 12, 2008

...limp and rambling picture, which crawls across the screen for about 30 minutes longer than it has any need to.

Full Review Source: MTV

September 5, 2008
Edward Havens

The number of artistically successful surfing movies can be counted on one hand, and the majority of those are documentaries.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: D

September 17, 2008
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

I couldn't think of a less appealing advert for the way of the surf.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 5, 2008
Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News
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Willie and ganja, yes, yes, the cliches abound.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: D

September 12, 2008
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

There's something about the mystical-spiritual aura surrounding surfing that tends to turn most movies on the subject to hippie-dippie mush.

Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

September 11, 2008
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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[A] lackluster vanity production.

September 9, 2008
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A total wipeout.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: F

September 10, 2008
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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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 Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

September 12, 2008
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

Yes, this is a movie made by stoners for stoners.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

September 12, 2008
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

The movie is about a surfer dude (sans comma), who is an analog dude trying to fit into a digital world, which is like trying to get a square peg into a Calabi-Yau Manifold, which is to say it probably won't work, and neither does this movie.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

September 15, 2008
Dennis Harvey
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[A] hapless, laughless movie.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 15, 2008

L.A. Weekly
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A shapeless slog with virtually no tale to chase.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 11, 2008
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