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  • Summary: This documentary tells the true story of how kids living in Santa Monica, CA in the 1970's brought their surfing styles into skateboarding and revolutionized the sport.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
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  1. An improbably bountiful subject -- kids on skateboards turning themselves into virtuoso artist-athletes -- has been brought to life in a wonderful, unpretentious documentary.
  2. 90
    Enormously enjoyable, high-adrenaline documentary.
  3. 90
    So much fun that its considerable worth as history and sociology seems almost incidental.
  4. Exhilarating, breathless, must-see chronicle of the skateboarder revolution and evolution.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    If the sign of good documentary is its ability to enthrall you regardless of your prior interest in the subject, then Stacy Peralta's hugely entertaining film earns high marks.
  6. Exhilarating but blatantly biased.

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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. JohnL.
    Oct 14, 2005
    10
    I really enjoyed this documentary and thats saying a lot because I usually find them pretty boring.

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