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The Lords of Dogtown (2005) Movie Information

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3351

Avg. Rating:

2.67/4

# of Ratings:

71

Genres:

Action, Biography

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/03/2005

Director:

Catherine Hardwicke

Actors:

Emile Hirsch
Victor Rasuk
Rebecca De Mornay
Nikki Reed
Johnny Knoxville
Heath Ledger

 

 

 

 

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Explores the advent of skateboarding in Venice, CA as a group of young men, dubbed the Z-Boys use vacant pools to pioneer a new sport. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 06/30/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A fun biopic. I enjoyed this take on the 70's skateboard scene so much that I wished I was there. It also has a great soundtrack full of some of my favorite tunes.

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donkeyknight 05/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

A bizarre hybrid of addictingly watchable and absurd enough to make fun of. Cool documentary feel, and Ledger is terrific as he sleazes it up as Skip

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Chris Kavan 10/20/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Decent biopic of the early skateboard scene held aloft thanks to the late, great Heath Ledger who turns in the best performance. As others have said, the movie loses steam about halfway through. Still an interesting, if flawed film.

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BmovieJosh 09/29/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

Even if you don't like skateboarding I think you would like this film.

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Alexa 03/15/2009 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Heath Ledger gives an outstanding performance. This movie could have been terrible but it was far from it. I was really interested in each character. I love the way they shot the film. The story kept me involved the entire time. It is very raw, daring, and emotional.

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03/30/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Likeable But Widely Uneven

I was debating whether to give this a three stars out of four because I really liked a lot of the elements that worked with this movie. For instance, I did buy who the characters were, where they lived, the time period, what they love doing, and the changes they went through after skateboarding went mainstream. Plus, I thought Heath Ledger was so interesting in this film. He made me laugh because of the way he talked and his mannerisms. I liked all that... but I can't quite give it another star because I feel like this film is widely uneven. The grittiness that I admired during the first hour quickly dissipated half-way through it. The skateboarding stunts made me try to not look away from the screen but that, too, got uninteresting as it went along. It's uncommon for me to get movies tha...

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2/4 

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