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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    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." show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Sitting through the teen skateboard comedy Grind is, well, a grind. show more

  • 25
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Here's what's missing from Casey La Scala's film: Likable characters, a comprehensible script and any semblance of a good time. show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    What Grind lacks in cinematic skill, it makes up for in heart, which is what most dudes-in-arms flicks are missing. Given the option of spending eternity with these gentlemen or the boys of ''American Pie,'' I'd choose the lads of Grind. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Sweet, in its meandering way. It has no meanness in it, no cynicism, no desire to be anything other than what it is, an evocation of the fun of living your life as a skateboarder. show more

  • 38
    Chicago Tribune

    This movie is just not cool or hip or in any way extreme. Sitting through Grind is a real grind. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    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." show more

  • 12
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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. show more

  • 20
    TV Guide

    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. show more

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