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Skate Kitchen Reviews

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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
August 30, 2018
Skate Kitchen is at its best when its fascinating young women aren't necessarily going anywhere, but are enjoying the moment when the wheels roll on the pavement and the air hits their faces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2018
Skate Kitchen feels like those final summer nights before school started again, aimless and sticky and wide-open and perfect because your friends were there. It's evocative and entrancing.
August 24, 2018
The plot... a wire hanger for the imagery, really isn't the point of this movie. Feeling the wheel freedom of skating, and the ability to redefine the architectural reality around you with a purposefully warped plywood board, is what this movie is about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2018
A brilliant coming of age tale that delves in a cultural scene many filmmakers failed to capture, but Moselle achieves with her shredding cast, script, and direction making it a new age classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 23, 2018
More than anything else, this vision of this lifestyle feels authentic...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2018
A stimulating ride that is sure to please young women who spend their days at the skatepark and encourage others to give it a shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 21, 2018
"Skate Kitchen" conveys the simple, exhilarating thrill of daring to claim social space, and proceeding to occupy it, with defiance and ecstatic grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 21, 2018
The film really shines when it highlights the differences between these characters and your regular, average teen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 17, 2018
It's got a problem in that the lead is the least expressive actor here. Still, it's ingratiating, and a fine Girl Power statement.
August 17, 2018
In Skate Kitchen, the kids come as they are, and they're wildly fascinating.
August 17, 2018
The film... has a great girl-power vibe, with the boys mostly occupying the fringes of the frame in the way that female characters usually do; if Skate Kitchen fails the reverse-Bechdel test, I'm OK with that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2018
Director Crystal Moselle... gives her movie lots of authenticity.
August 17, 2018
I was impressed by the tonal and aesthetic balance that Crystal Moselle finds here.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.6/10
August 17, 2018
There's not much drama and even less tension to Skate Kitchen, but that's just fine; the movie glides along with the characters as they drift through their days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 16, 2018
A touching ode to the rewards and challenges of female friendship...
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