Dogtown and Z-Boys

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 2001

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Director:
Stacy Peralta
Released:
2001
Rating:
PG-13
Sub-titled "The Birth of Extreme", this documetary takes a look at the transformation of skateboarding from its former image as a land-bound pastime for surfers to its status today as an extreme and acrobatic sport in its own right. Starting from the California surf community of Dogtown, the film follows the evolution of modern skateboarding through it's 70's heyday, its decline during the 80's, and its eventual (and highly lucrative) return in the 90's.

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  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    As this taut, viscerally propulsive insider's history of the sport in its early years skids and leaps forward with a jaunty visual panache, it is impossible not to be seduced by it...

  • 70

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    A fascinating story, albeit with some missed opportunities in the telling.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A more impartial filmmaker might have understood the need for other voices to balance against all that attitude, might have understood how hungry the film makes us for even a singl...

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    Documentary, Drama, Sports

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    Skateboarding, Surfing, Historical, Pop Culture