Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 12 out of 24
  1. 30
    Eager to please, but it’s so lacking in real-world skate politics that it more resembles the chugging PG-13 mediocrity of Top 40 pop-punk-lite than the hard-core Black Flagisms of Peralta’s scathingly real doc.
  2. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    38
    This movie is just not cool or hip or in any way extreme. Sitting through Grind is a real grind.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    0
    Grind is an answer to the question that has been on the minds of many this summer: “Is there anything worse than Gigli?” The answer to this question is a resounding “YES!”
  4. 0
    A crass, condescending piece of corporate bamboozling, Grind plays like a movie conceived by monkey-suited honchos who regard their targeted audience as impressionable nincompoops susceptible to every new trend in sports, clothing and music that comes down the pike.
  5. Here's what's missing from Casey La Scala's film: Likable characters, a comprehensible script and any semblance of a good time.
  6. 25
    If you stay awake, you'll certainly feel more than a little ground down after watching perhaps 15 minutes of skateboard footage padded out with nearly 90 minutes of strenuously unfunny toilet humor - all cheaply filmed on a budget that looks as if it would scarcely cover the catering bill for "Gigli."
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    25
    The most humorous actor in the film, Joey Kern as Sweet Lou the cradle-robbing ladies' man, gets laughs only because he's performing a note-for-note rip-off of the Matthew McConaughey character in "Dazed and Confused."
  8. Reviewed by: Jennie Punter
    12
    I think the guy who exited the advance screening after less than 15 minutes said it best. "This movie's garbage," he hollered, as the audience members tittered and shuffled their feet, which they continued to do throughout this humourless, hackneyed yawnfest.
  9. What the problem comes down to is a group of filmmakers making misguided choices in an effort to broaden the movie's demographics beyond those who attend X Games.
  10. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    20
    While doing nothing to dispel the stereotype that skateboarding is the sport of brainless jackasses, Casey La Scala's directing debut does feature some nifty boarding action.
  11. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    Sitting through the teen skateboard comedy Grind is, well, a grind.
  12. Reviewed by: Matt Bonesteel
    20
    A lightweight skating story/road-trip film, is apparently the best it can do, which is to say, not good at all.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Apr 30, 2011
    0
    I still enjoy watching the X-Games and I also enjoy a good stupid movie every once in a while. Hell, I could still watch Dumb and Dumber. When I first heard about this (I was 10) and I was thinking that this could be pretty awesome, skateboards and comedy. Well, it has skateboards but it is devoid of laughs. Maybe it's one of those you can only enjoy stoned. Wish I was, that way I could forget about it. Full Review »