Skate Kitchen


Skate Kitchen (2018)


Critic Consensus: Skate Kitchen takes a beguiling slice-of-life approach to its characters, approaching its timely themes with a light hand that serves the story well.


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In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip. Writer/director Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls and worked closely with them, resulting in the film's authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. SKATE KITCHEN precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.

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All Critics (83) | Top Critics (20)

Less a movie than a visually striking meditation on Being a Girl These Days.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

"Skate Kitchen" conveys the simple, exhilarating thrill of daring to claim social space, and proceeding to occupy it, with defiance and ecstatic grace.

Aug 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In Skate Kitchen, the kids come as they are, and they're wildly fascinating.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

I was impressed by the tonal and aesthetic balance that Crystal Moselle finds here.

Aug 17, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

Moselle believes in the power of girls. The friendships through which Camille learns how to be loved become the anguish that breaks her heart and the forgiveness that humbly heals her.

Aug 16, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A touching ode to the rewards and challenges of female friendship...

Aug 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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