Surfer, Dude
Surfer, Dude (2008)

Hands on a Hard Body director S.R. Bindler directs this wave-twisting tale of a soul-searching surfer (Matthew McConaughey) in the midst of an existential crisis. Steve Addington (McConaughey) is an herb-toking long-boarder with a keen… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 5, 2008
DVD Release Date: December 30, 2008
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

The film looks more like a collection of home movies as opposed to a professional piece of cinema.

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Neely Tucker
Washington Post

You can stick around for the only funny line, which involves a breakfast burrito, but the smart surfer would head for the hills and Willie's goat ranch.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The problem that Surfer, Dude faces is that in its attempt to be a stoner comedy, it forgot to add the comedy elements.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

It felt like we were watching a rough cut.

Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

Surfer, Dude is a bizarre throwback. It feels 25-30 years out of date and seems to be meant to be watched on VHS, oops, make that DVD, while stoned.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A celebration of unrealistic lifestyles, which makes it exactly the wrong film for our times. [Blu-ray]

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Dennis Harvey

[A] hapless, laughless movie.

Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News

Willie and ganja, yes, yes, the cliches abound.

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Edward Havens

The number of artistically successful surfing movies can be counted on one hand, and the majority of those are documentaries.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Dumb but harmless. Go into it with no expectations but that it will be a throwback to late 70's-early 80's mindless flicks like The Malibu Bikini Shop… More
Chris Garman
Ah, the holy grail of Matthew McConaughey shirtless flicks. I'm not even going to go over the plot of this film because there is no plot. There's just… More
Alexis Nomm
It's a pretty alright summer movie. One of those 'do what you love and the rest will fall in to place' films. I can dig it and I can't get… More
Manu Gino
Tubular, awesome, cowabunga dude!!! jaja this is a dude surfer movie very clearly. Longboarding soul-surfer Steve Addington returns to Malibu for the summer to… More
KJ Proulx
OH MY GOD! This movie is so bad that it deserves to be likeable for laughing at. Matthew McConaughey digs an extremely large hole to die in in this film. He is… More
Mason Williams
Surfer Dude with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson has some funny scenes but overall not worth seeing. A movie that even at the 90 min run time seemed a… More