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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Even at 82 minutes, Stoked gets repetitious, with too much time spent on the rise and not enough on the fall. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Stoked supplies a unique perspective on the hazards of rock-star fame that went with the sport's explosion for a band of rebels who didn't see it coming -- or going. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    With its compelling central character and colorful milieu, the film comes across as a combination of Greek tragedy and "Behind the Music." show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Rogowski's transition from youth-culture poster boy to murderer demands deeper analysis. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Paints a picture of a young man enamored of his own image. His enormous success turned the ever-cocky Gator egomaniacal -- and abusive. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A tale of narrow talent destroyed by pop hubris, raging insecurity, substance abuse, and murder. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Even when sketched in broad terms, Rogowski's downward spiral makes for compelling viewing, and to her credit, director Stickler never romanticizes her subject. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    By the end of the Stoked, the viewer is left with a lot of trivia about the history of skateboarding, and scant insight. show more

  • 80
    K.J. Doughton Film Threat

    A mesmerizing documentary that shows the vulnerability -– and brutality -– that emerge when one is showered in recognition, only to have such fame pulled out from under him. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    It's an old story, but at a time when high-school-aged athletes are wooed away from real-life with staggering, multi-million dollar endorsement deals, it's one that bears repeating. show more

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