User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29

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Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Ken McIntyre
    Jul 5, 2013
    60
    By the time it’s over, you’ll either be heading for the beach or vowing never to go in the water again.
  2. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Jul 5, 2013
    40
    The script's a drowner, the acting's awash. Again and again Butler returns to the sea. He just about survives the buffeting.
  3. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Oct 27, 2012
    60
    The film wants to be inspiring, when it might have been cosmic-a far greater ambition. Tossing boats and dreamers, the huge waves perform beautifully.