Skateland Synopsis
Dramatic events force a skating rink manager to look at his life in a very different manner.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Steve Ramos
Burns captures the look and spirit of the times with perfect detail.
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75

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Burns handles the more dramatic moments - divorce, accidental death, betrayal - with invention, using abrupt cuts and impressionistic...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Not on the same artistic level as "The Last Picture Show" yet has its own integrity and value - and a fine array of performances.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Burns has done such a thorough job of perfectly re-creating the moment that even the non-events (family dinners, procrastinated...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film hinges on too many conventional crises (a car accident, a divorce), but the fact that Burns is better at atmosphere than story...
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60

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
There's nothing bad about Skateland, in fact, particularly for those old enough to remember the clothes, the feathered hair and the...
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60

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Though leaning too heavily on period tunes and the templates of Mr. Linklater and John Hughes (to whom the film is dedicated), Mr. Burns has...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Skateland is every coming-of-age-after-high-school movie you've ever seen with a formulaic plot and well-worn characters.
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40

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Dedicating a movie to John Hughes doesn't equal capturing the master's ear for the universality of adolescent angst.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Less than compelling as drama -- but boy is this an impressive collection of wildly ugly hairstyles, moustaches, clothing and "earth tone"...
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Nostalgic

By emilianah_
It sounds like a cool movie, with a skating rink, and it being in the 80's, and all that, but I can't help but compare it to Adventureland. It's also in the 80's and a Twilight cast member also...

Skateland

By aphoward
Meandering...

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Rated PG-13 | For some sexuality, violence, substance abuse, involving teens, smoking and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Lots of teen smoking, drinking in so-so coming-of-age drama.
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