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Skate Kitchen Reviews

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November 8, 2018
Forget those glossy dystopias studios force on younger audiences. American indies are going directly to the source to portray adolescents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2018
The quasi-documentary from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle will grind its way into your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 5, 2018
They are non-professional actors playing versions of themselves, and the naturalism of their conversations--and of their gliding excursions through the streets of Manhattan--is wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 5, 2018
On a skateboard, there's no room for thinking. It's just feeling and doing, which is what makes it such a symbol of emancipation in Crystal Moselle's joyful and wise new film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2018
There's a sweet nostalgia and important moments, those magical, too brief weeks of summer vacation and the bliss of finally finding a place you belong.
September 30, 2018
I can't shake the inkling that it would've worked better as straight documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 28, 2018
Moselle is famous for her documentary The Wolfpack. Skate Kitchen isn't quite a documentary but it's not exactly a drama either.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 28, 2018
A minor-key coming-of-age triumph that manages to simultaneously be relatable and wildly distinctive. Will almost certainly have lapsed, adult skateboarders (unwisely) dusting down their decks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 28, 2018
Skate Kitchen is a wonderfully lyrical and well-observed rites of passage story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2018
Repeated dopey exchanges...are poorly delivered by bratty exhibitionists in a stagnant narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2018
Thanks to Moselle's unfussy direction, which really captures the feeling of drifting along through youthful summer days, and the strong work of the young, mostly little-known cast, Skate Kitchen is certainly worth your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2018
A film that addresses teen sexuality, gender identity, drug use and more in ways that feel neither prurient nor exploitative; just raw and honest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2018
Authentic and dreamily shot - yet smartly edited - Skate Kitchen is the kind of movie you feel infinitely more hip just for watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2018
If a breeze blowing through New York City decided to make a film, it would be Skate Kitchen. Nearly every moment here, of camerawork or character play, is wistfully, blissfully fluid.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 26, 2018
Gives its audience a sense of the almost pastoral innocence of skateboarding, its devotion to nothing more or less than having fun: a subversive urban vocation that is devoted to the art of pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2018
A mobilising portrait of sisterhood and skate culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2018
Though ostensibly a simple hangout movie, Skate Kitchen is quietly revolutionary for how it approaches womanhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 31, 2018
Skate Kitchen is summer in a bottle, full of the firefly light and heat of the season.
August 31, 2018
Less a movie than a visually striking meditation on Being a Girl These Days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 31, 2018
The real girls of Skate Kitchen make it work beautifully as a coming-of-age fictional film. The group's friendship and camaraderie translates naturally to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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