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Blue Crush Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 16, 2002
Blue Crush never bobs to the surface as anything other than a formula picture.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
August 15, 2002
The film would have been more enjoyable had the balance shifted in favor of water-bound action over the land-based 'drama,' but the emphasis on the latter leaves Blue Crush waterlogged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Larry Carroll
August 15, 2002
What you end up getting is the Vertical Limit of surfing movies - memorable stunts with lots of downtime in between.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 16, 2002
Man, is this movie mentally deficient. We're talking Wheel of Fortune stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
August 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
When the movie attempts to tell a story on land, you might want to bring along a flashlight and a magazine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
August 18, 2002
And although this film wants to invite the invigorating spirit of a competitive female-oriented sporting fable, Blue Crush simply rides the waves in mediocrity while achieving no real sense of splashy excitement despite its scenic vibrancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
The only ending that would have made me happy is if Blue Crush suddenly became Jaws 5.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 15, 2002
Blue Crush is as predictable as the tides. ... The movie feels stitched together from stock situations and characters from other movies.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 15, 2002
Like [a TV ad] for a sports drink that invites you, perhaps, to "catch the wave," camera riding the crest to capture that refreshing feeling caffeine-free Blue Crush provides.
Erik Childress
August 22, 2002
I weep for the future when a good portion of the respected critical community in this country consider Blue Crush to be an intelligent film about young women.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 16, 2002
To anyone who takes it for granted that females are capable of making up their own minds and taking risks, Blue Crush has nothing to distinguish it, save some exciting surfing footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
August 16, 2002
Blue Crush is so prolonged and boring it isn't even close to being the barn-burningly bad movie it promised it would be.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 16, 2002
Some surf movies fail because they take surfing too seriously, dwelling on the spiritual sense that comes from riding on the surface of a mighty power. Blue Crush fails for the opposite reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
August 21, 2002
The body-doubling and face-pasting are unfortunately blatant.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 22, 2002
The movie isn't nearly dumb enough to be much beach fun.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
August 16, 2002
Most of the storylines feel like time fillers between surf shots. The movie isn't horrible, but you can see mediocre cresting on the next wave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 10, 2011
Affable yet forgettable...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean O'Connell
August 15, 2002
Flies out of the gate and entertains for a good 30 minutes before the inevitable wipeout.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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