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Entertainment Weekly
The final 20 minutes of Blue Crush can stand as one of the few highlights in a movie summer of mostly hollow action-carnival fireworks. The trick, for once, isn't that we're watching superhuman stunts; it's that we're watching deeply human stunts.
Chicago Sun-Times
I expected another mindless surfing movie. Blue Crush is anything but.
Philadelphia Inquirer
That's what Blue Crush is getting at: girls going for the gold in a sport that's traditionally been the domain of men.
New York Daily News
Fun and frivolous, packed wave to wave with gorgeous young creatures reveling in their physical prowess.
New York Post
Surprisingly smart and satisfying.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Frankly, with so much to feast my dazzled eyes upon, I barely noticed that the plot was missing in action. And that's because the action itself is so pure.
Rolling Stone
Bosworth is a star in the making, but even she can't outshine the surfing footage, which is flat-out spectacular.
Miami Herald
Don't forget the waves. They're the stars of this show, and Blue Crush smartly never lets you forget it.
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.
Just one big wipeout.
Wall Street Journal
Be warned: Although it was filmed on the North Shore of Hawaii's Oahu island, this is a surf movie, not a surfing movie. As for the empowered-girl premise -- well, the kids may not notice, but Blue Crush is about as progressive as a Virginia Slims commercial.

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