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Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012)


Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 10
Rotten: 3

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 6
Rotten: 3

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.


Average Rating: 4.3/5
User Ratings: 461




Movie Info

Today skateboarding is omnipresent. Take a walk down any street in any town, and you are destined to see someone riding a skateboard. Well, it wasn't always like that. In the early '80s, skateboarding was fading away until Stacy Peralta brought a profoundly talented group of outsiders together and dubbed them the Bones Brigade. This documentary chronicles their epic rise, using awesome archival footage and moving first-person accounts from Brigade members Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Tony … More

Documentary , Sports & Fitness
Directed By:
Written By:
Tony Hawk , Stacy Peralta
In Theaters:
Dec 4, 2012
Bones Brigade - Official Site


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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (3)

An exhaustive - no, make that exhausting - look at a team of young skateboarders ...

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Like a high school reunion, filled with affectionate memories of an earlier, more innocent, time.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This film makes a great companion piece to Peralta's "Dogtown and Z-Boys,'' which leaves off where "Bones Brigades'' begins.

Full Review… | November 2, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Gradually becomes an echo chamber of personal dramas and exploits, not to mention propulsive soundtrack cues - all within a sport already nursing a penchant for self-documentation.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

The film risks self-importance, but when Peralta admits through tears just how much he loves his skater charges, it imparts what every parent knows ...

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Peralta's doc is a generous, tasty slice of skateboarding history.

Full Review… | October 31, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Aside from a lack of journalistic integrity, it's a well-assembled film, one that capitalizes on the charisma of its interview subjects.

Full Review… | January 11, 2013

The film may be shameless self-promotion and navel-gazing (it's sponsored by Vans), but the interviews are so candid and introspective that it's worthwhile.

Full Review… | December 20, 2012
NOW Toronto

makes its nostalgia seem earned...

Full Review… | November 19, 2012

You don't need to be knee-deep or even care about skateboarding to fall in love with this film. Bones Brigade: The Autobiography is a masterpiece.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012

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