Dragonslayer Synopsis
A pro skateboarder drifts through life with seemingly little regard for adult responsibilities.
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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
The measured vérité style of Frederick Wiseman meets the visual polish of Terrence Malick in Dragonslayer, a fascinating slice of crude...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
With its propulsive punk-rock soundtrack and beautifully rough cinematography, Dragonslayer makes you care about this scrawny young man,...
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80

Village Voice

Nothing like a traditional social-issue doc, Patterson's one-of-a-kind hybrid captures a socio-historical moment with the kind of charged...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
Dragonslayer documents what happened when California stopped dreaming.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Patterson's verite style is bettered by the work of cinematographer Eric Koretz, who surrounds the bleak characters with beauty and color.
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70

Los Angeles Times

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A youth culture backdropped by the crumbling edge of California is rendered with punk rock energy and grace.
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Seamlessly dovetailing style and subject, Dragonslayer, a poetic and affectionate portrait of the professional skateboarder Josh Sandoval.
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60

Time Out New York

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Dragonslayer captures the aimless, ad hoc nature of this young man's life, leaving open the question of whether Sandoval is a free spirit...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

The portrait is dispiriting overall, inspiring little affection from viewers, but feels authentic and fair.
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Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Is Josh "Skreech" Sandoval the least deserving documentary subject ever?
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