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Lords of Dogtown

Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, violence, language and reckless behavior - all involving teens.

PG-13 In Theaters 06/3/2005 , 106min.
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Critic score based on 35 reviews

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March 29, 2009
I really liked this movie....and before I go further, I am 59y/o and really not too into "teen flicks" of the garden vareity...I liked all the actors, of course Heath...the photography was awesome...and what I really like is the fact that Ms Hardwicke is in touch with teenagers, she doesn't try to demean them, nor does she glorify, she just tells it as it is...I look forward to more of her
June 27, 2008
I thought this movie is a really good flick to check out. It gives you the full effect of the Dogtown legend skateboarders and the 70's. This movie is like nothing I've seen before! Good acting and the movie will keep you intrested. Lords of Dogtown is worth a watch!

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Has all the energy and spontaneity of a bowl of waxed fruit. If watching "Dogtown and Z-Boys" was tantamount to witnessing history itself, watching "Lords of Dogtown," which Peralta wrote, feels more like watching a stiff, meticulously choreographed reenactment. Full Review
Dana Stevens
The New York Times
From start to finish, is pretty much a blast. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Takes a surprisingly gritty approach that gives the material some gravitas but also robs it of some of its fun. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Inept storytelling is one of Lords of Dogtown's great frustrations. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
If Lords of Dogtown accomplishes nothing else, it shows how hard writing a fiction film can be, and what a vast artistic distance can stand between a bad fiction film and the first-rate documentary that inspired it. Full Review

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