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Lords of Dogtown Reviews

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June 3, 2005
Not only is there no need for this movie, but its weaknesses underline the strength of [Dogtown and the Z-Boys].
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 26, 2005
Lords of Dogtown will have limited interest for those who exist outside of the skateboarding community.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2005
Lords of Dogtown is probably the best movie this year I can't recommend.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2005
While there are nanoseconds where Hardwicke can make her film come together in an appealing period brew, the rest of Dogtown is one long, atrociously directed joke.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
June 3, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 1, 2005
...makes the sport seem about as much fun as having your toenails ripped off one by one.
| Original Score: C-
June 3, 2005
Peralta has actually told this tale once before, and done a better job, as the director of the 2001 documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 3, 2005
It's possible that the whole thing was ad libbed, with the actors dashing moments of silence with bro and stoked instead of ughm and err.
June 2, 2005
Every time you think Hardwicke is about to focus on the story, here comes another skateboarding scene. After the 5th one, I got it. They were good. Whoopee.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 2, 2005
...doesn't have half the spontaneity and maverick spirit of the vivid, kinetic, crowd-pleasing documentary that inspired it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2005
The perfect final image to encapsulate the film: A kid in a wheelchair, lobotomized by brain surgery, sitting in an empty pool surrounded by unlikable skateboarders.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 3, 2005
A secondary, rags-to-riches melodrama that pales in comparison with 'Dogtown and the Z-Boys.'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 3, 2005
Lords of Dogtown is nothing more than a steaming pile of dog crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
May 31, 2005
Superficial and disconcertingly conventional.
June 2, 2005
The film doesn't hold together in any compelling way.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 3, 2005
Peralta's script is hackneyed, Hardwicke's direction is flat, the cinematography is boring, the acting is atrocious, and the film's depictions of the '70s surfer/skateboarding culture at L.A.'s Venice Beach is scandalously cliched.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 3, 2005
Lords of Dogtown is one of those films that makes everyone who is not a citizen of the realm feel hopelessly disconnected.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 3, 2005
For someone who was there, not to mention someone who created Dogtown and Z-Boys, Peralta has crafted a script so superficial and simplistic it feels like it was tapped out by a 14-year-old fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 3, 2005
You either like the energy and skateboarding or it will be Dogs of Lordtown.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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