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  • Summary: Life for Anne Marie (Bosworth) has been one long Pipe dream. She's about to make that dream a reality in the Pipe Masters surf competition -- that is if she can keep from drowning in her own fear. (Universal Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Works on two levels. First, it's a pure celebration of riding the waves. -- Second, Blue Crush is a clear-eyed portrait of the unique kind of power that women possess, a power that shows us that victory doesn't always mean vanquishing someone else. Either way, it's thrilling.
  2. A summer movie that knows it's a summer movie. You don't go to this film for the story, but for the scenery: Bikini-clad girls riding waves, surf photography as beautiful as it is breathtaking, sun, surf, sand, even a little PG-13 romance.
  3. Fun and frivolous, packed wave to wave with gorgeous young creatures reveling in their physical prowess.
  4. 63
    Not the sanctioned wet T-shirt contest you might be anticipating. The Pacific is the hottest body here. And director John Stockwell handles the frivolous material with an integrity that I have to admit I found disappointing. The movie isn't nearly dumb enough to be much beach fun.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    60
    All the trappings of an energetic, extreme-sports adventure, but ends up more of a creaky "Pretty Woman" retread, with the emphasis on self-empowering schmaltz and with the big-wave surfing that gives pic its title seemingly an afterthought.
  6. When there's no dialogue, this film stays right in the pipeline. When characters open their mouths, it ends up in the tripeline.
  7. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    30
    I'm sure that an interesting film could easily be made about girl surfers, this just ain't it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 29
  3. Negative: 1 out of 29

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