Dogtown and Z-Boys Synopsis
Filmmaker Stacy Peralta profiles the skateboarding craze in Southern California in the 1970s.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
An improbably bountiful subject -- kids on skateboards turning themselves into virtuoso artist-athletes -- has been brought to life in a...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A dazzlingly crafted documentary about the teenage surf punks of lower Los Angeles who singlehandedly transformed skateboarding into the...
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88

Boston Globe

Does a terrific job of evoking the electric magic of an extraordinary era.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
There's great action moviemaking here: You learn what it means to "carve" a pool, as you learn what it means to "close off" the boxing ring...
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Raucous look at an equally raucous phenomenon.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Exhilarating, breathless, must-see chronicle of the skateboarder revolution and evolution.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
In keeping with the unrefined spirit of the '70s, the movie is deliberately haphazard and proudly retains all its mistakes, including...
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The film is, however, almost inevitably wistful for the past, and many of its emotional touches come from juxtaposed then-and-now footage...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here is an entire movie about looking cool while not wiping out. Call it a metaphor for life.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Exhilarating but blatantly biased.
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Rated PG-13 | For Some Drug References and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Before Tony Hawk, skateboarding had the Z-Boys.
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