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Skate Kitchen Reviews

August 31, 2018
Less a movie than a visually striking meditation on Being a Girl These Days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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 17, 2018
In Skate Kitchen, the kids come as they are, and they're wildly fascinating.
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 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...
August 16, 2018
It works in large part because of Vinberg's poignant and persuasive performance. When she speaks of escaping "the loneliness you have even in a crowded room," it makes your heart ache.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2018
It's just one meaningless scene followed by another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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 13, 2018
The depiction of Camille's quest for freedom and identity feels narrow and constrained.
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
August 10, 2018
The movie really cooks when it's hanging out with the girls and watching them carve out a space for themselves in a city that's indifferent or hostile towards them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2018
Moselle shoots downtown street scenes with passion and deep familiarity, setting the action to an infectious, raucous soundtrack (which made me feel about 100 years old for not knowing any of its tracks).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2018
"Skate Kitchen" is unfailingly compassionate to, and genuinely appreciative of, the people it chronicles.
August 8, 2018
If you have a teenage girl in your life who's into skate culture, it just might be her new favorite movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 31, 2018
Skate Kitchen exists in a time when it's still not normalized for men to see women on skateboards, but the crystal clear coolness of Moselle's film proves they should get with the program.
January 23, 2018
Skate Kitchen turns its subjects into a fascinating microcosm of American youth.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 22, 2018
Celebrates the liberation and the sisterhood that comes with skateboarding, with a mostly refreshing take on how teen girls deal with parents, boys and each other.
January 22, 2018
Though hardly inattentive to the gender-specific themes here, Moselle and her cast never come down hard on them.
January 22, 2018
It is first and foremost an irresistible hangout movie, offering a thoroughly millennial, vérité spin on '80s skater classics like "Thrashin'."