The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Loved this! Fun, fun, fun film of young women and their love of surfing while struggling to meet ends meet and deal with life's responsibilities. These actresses are gorgeous, along with great surfing shots, make it very easy to watch. Enjoy!
"...a fun ride," is correct. The surfing and soundtrack were great even if the plot was dumb. It was just enjoyable watching them surf, even if Kate Bosworth's face pasted on the surfing shots looked like something off of Goldeneye 64. Michelle Rodriguez never disappoints.
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.
This movie is a lot of fun. The cinematography is great and the soundtrack is a lot of fun. What happened to Kate Bosworth? She showed great potential with her charm and could have been the next Reese Witherspoon based on this flick. It's formulaic, but the change of scenery to Hawaii and the surfing lifestyle are enough to give the film some freshness.