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Skate Kitchen Reviews

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August 5, 2018
For a film led by a strong director who champions feminism and girl power, I was ultimately let down by this predictable and overseen trope.
August 7, 2018
A fictionalized account of real-life female skateboarders that could have worked as a documentary but misses the mark in this oddball genre hybrid.
September 30, 2018
I can't shake the inkling that it would've worked better as straight documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 18, 2018
The skateboarding scenes, shot by director of photography Shabier Kirchner, are thrilling eye candy, but the script is pure pap dealing in alienated-teen clichés and rote romantic machinations.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 8, 2018
An often meandering, dull and underwhelming coming-of-age drama that fails to be genuinely moving or profound.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.4843853981/10
August 13, 2018
The depiction of Camille's quest for freedom and identity feels narrow and constrained.
August 16, 2018
It's just one meaningless scene followed by another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 10, 2018
Unlike the skaters -- always magnetic when they ollie and rail -- Moselle has only one move as a filmmaker: rhapsodic slo-mo and drony guitar rock on the soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2018
Repeated dopey exchanges...are poorly delivered by bratty exhibitionists in a stagnant narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2019
A fantastically evocative low-key tale of a teenage girl's coming of age within the skate subculture of New York City.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 21, 2018
The view Moselle gives us of this subculture is intimate and occasionally a little strange, but every second is captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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
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
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.
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 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
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 15, 2018
The entire movie hangs like a varial kickflip on the strength its star. Vinberg is quiet, subdued, and affected when the situation demands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 5, 2018
The film is empathetic toward and clear-eyed about its young characters, even if the drama it constructs around them tends toward the superficial.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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