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8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
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  1. AMS
    Oct 20, 2002
    5
    This documentary had a lot of promise, but was just PAINFULLY self-congratulatory. Yes, the Z-boys were amazing. Yes, they revolutionized skating. But the fact that one of them made this flick, and that they're all still defensive and full of machismo about their accomplishments, makes it awkwardly self-absorbed flick. Not nearly as good as it could have been.
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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. In keeping with the unrefined spirit of the '70s, the movie is deliberately haphazard and proudly retains all its mistakes, including narrator Sean Penn going up on his lines.
  2. 88
    Raucous look at an equally raucous phenomenon.
  3. 89
    That they were just hormonally blitzkrieged kids at the time, unaware of their role in history, only makes Peralta's superior doc that much more winning.