Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012)

Today skateboarding is omnipresent. Take a walk down any street in any town, and you are destined to see someone riding a skateboard. Well, it wasn't always like that. In the early '80s, skateboarding was fading away until Stacy… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 4, 2012
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

An exhaustive - no, make that exhausting - look at a team of young skateboarders ...

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Gradually becomes an echo chamber of personal dramas and exploits, not to mention propulsive soundtrack cues - all within a sport already nursing a penchant for self-documentation.

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Mike Scott

Aside from a lack of journalistic integrity, it's a well-assembled film, one that capitalizes on the charisma of its interview subjects.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

Like a high school reunion, filled with affectionate memories of an earlier, more innocent, time.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

The film risks self-importance, but when Peralta admits through tears just how much he loves his skater charges, it imparts what every parent knows ...

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Radheyan Simonpillai
NOW Toronto

The film may be shameless self-promotion and navel-gazing (it's sponsored by Vans), but the interviews are so candid and introspective that it's worthwhile.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

This film makes a great companion piece to Peralta's "Dogtown and Z-Boys,'' which leaves off where "Bones Brigades'' begins.

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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

Peralta's doc is a generous, tasty slice of skateboarding history.

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Chris Barsanti

makes its nostalgia seem earned...

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