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Soul Surfer

Sun, sand and waves are all a young teen (AnnaSophia Robb) needs to keep her happy. Well on her way to a championship season as an up and coming surfer, she has a bright future until she loses her arm in a shark attack. Now she must fight her fears to get back in the water. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 08 Apr 2011
Video Release: 02 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

Soul Surfer is rated PG: for an intense accident sequence and some thematic material.

Director: Sean McNamara
Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt
Studio: 2011 Affirm Films/ Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Website: Official site for Soul Surfer.

Detailed Review

On October 31, 2003 a 14-foot tiger shark attacked Bethany Hamilton while she was surfing off Kauai’s North Shore. This is the dramatized story of her indomitable spirit,… 
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Why Is Soul Surfer Rated PG?

Violence: Despite the severity of the shark attack, the depiction is fairly brief and restrained.… 
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Talk It Over

How does Bethany’s passion for surfing help her overcome her fear to return to the… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

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