Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
What Grind lacks in cinematic skill, it makes up for in heart, which is what most dudes-in-arms flicks are missing. Given the option of spending eternity with these gentlemen or the boys of ''American Pie,'' I'd choose the lads of Grind.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Sweet, in its meandering way. It has no meanness in it, no cynicism, no desire to be anything other than what it is, an evocation of the fun of living your life as a skateboarder.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Supplies stretches of actual skating footage by pros doubling for the stars. It's in these moments, freed from the earthbound pull of its market-tested components, that the movie briefly relaxes into the sheer thrilling audacity of flying into the air propelled by a board on wheels.
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Chicago Tribune

This movie is just not cool or hip or in any way extreme. Sitting through Grind is a real grind.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Sitting through the teen skateboard comedy Grind is, well, a grind.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
What the problem comes down to is a group of filmmakers making misguided choices in an effort to broaden the movie's demographics beyond those who attend X Games.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Here's what's missing from Casey La Scala's film: Likable characters, a comprehensible script and any semblance of a good time.
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San Francisco Chronicle

The most humorous actor in the film, Joey Kern as Sweet Lou the cradle-robbing ladies' man, gets laughs only because he's performing a note-for-note rip-off of the Matthew McConaughey character in "Dazed and Confused."
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
If you stay awake, you'll certainly feel more than a little ground down after watching perhaps 15 minutes of skateboard footage padded out with nearly 90 minutes of strenuously unfunny toilet humor - all cheaply filmed on a budget that looks as if it would scarcely cover the catering bill for "Gigli."
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

I think the guy who exited the advance screening after less than 15 minutes said it best. "This movie's garbage," he hollered, as the audience members tittered and shuffled their feet, which they continued to do throughout this humourless, hackneyed yawnfest.
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30 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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