Blue Crush

2002

Blue Crush

Critics Consensus

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

61%

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Total Count: 141

58%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 371,387
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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.

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Audience Reviews for Blue Crush

  • Nov 13, 2014
    I like this movie written by Susan Orlean. It knows more than most movies like this. People like these surfer girls usually end up having to work shitty jobs to pay the rent. Roger Ebert compared this movie to Saturday Night Fever. The leads in both movies are talented but love gets in the way of their ambitions.
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2011
    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 H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2011
    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 W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 03, 2011
    Ann Marie Chadwick (Kate Bosworth) is a former junior surfing champion, who has been out of competition since a nearly fatal surfing accident in a tournament. She dreams of one day becoming the best surfer in the world, but for now she is stuck in a dead-end job as a hotel maid with her two best friends Eden and Lena (a very intense Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake) whilst raising her 12-year old sister Penny. (Mika Boorem) The no nonsense Eden questions Anne Marie's commitment, when she pursues a possible relationship with a visiting Pro Quarterback, Matthew (played by Matt Tollman). Maybe I was in the mood for something lightweight but I found myself oddly entertained by Blue Crush. The sound track is fun and the cinematography was spectacular with killer surfing sequences and breath-taking waves, all filmed in beautiful Hawaii. <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=23kz2jb" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.tinypic.com/23kz2jb.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=70b6hc" target="_blank"><img src="http://i55.tinypic.com/70b6hc.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=6zc6f9" target="_blank"><img src="http://i56.tinypic.com/6zc6f9.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=mmwsox" target="_blank"><img src="http://i52.tinypic.com/mmwsox.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=2rohqtw" target="_blank"><img src="http://i53.tinypic.com/2rohqtw.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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