Overall Rank: 4070
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 73
Theatrical Release Date: 06/03/2005
Genre: Action, Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Actors: Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, Rebecca De Mornay, Nikki Reed, Johnny Knoxville, Heath Ledger
Plot: 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 - wrote on 06/30/2011
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.
donkeyknight - wrote on 05/02/2011
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
Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/20/2009
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.
Full Movie Reviews
Franz Patrick - wrote on 03/30/2008
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 …
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