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Waiting For Lightning Reviews

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2012
Little more than an extended piece of lifestyle merchandising, a long montage for monitors in sporting-goods shops.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 7, 2012
The person we want most to hear from, Way himself, is largely missing. Go figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
December 7, 2012
Only for the converted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
December 6, 2012
It's enjoyable enough, but how much you like it will depend on how much you like skateboarding and extreme sports.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jon Caramanica
New York Times
December 6, 2012
IIf it's a god on a skateboard you want, a god on a skateboard you'll get in this hagiography ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
December 6, 2012
Colorful folks and cool stunts abound, but casual viewers may still utter a big "Why?"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
December 6, 2012
A kind of "Behind the Music" for the skateboard set (only without much input from the main songwriter, as it were).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Pete Vonder Haar
Village Voice
December 4, 2012
Pretty boilerplate doc material.
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Nick Schager
Time Out
December 4, 2012
Rosenberg's approach is heavy with archival footage and interviews, yet oddly features almost nothing from Way himself; his puzzling absence for most of the film turns the project into less of a biography than a one-note hagiography.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
April 10, 2012
A slickly produced, unabashedly celebratory pic about professional skateboarder Danny Way.