Skateland (2011)

Skateland,set against the landscape of upstart malls, Jordache jeans and iconic hang outs,is as much a story about embracing who you are as it is about moving on. The personal drama marks the poignant transition of a group of high school… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 13, 2011
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2011
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

A film with some engaging performances and a swell soundtrack whose biggest problem is that it wants to be "Dazed and Confused" when it grows up.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Though noticeably lacking in originality, Anthony Burns' low-key directorial debut skates by on the charms of its hazy wistfulness and a likable cast.

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Yasmin Shehab

Skateland is a charming, beautiful film buoyed by an incredible soundtrack but held back by lacklustre performances of a potentially very likeable cast. Watch it for the visuals and the music.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Like so many other films set in the Reagan era, Anthony Burns' directorial debut fails to acknowledge the lingering and pervasive angst that shaped anyone growing up in the late Cold War.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Anthony Burns's sweetly nostalgic re-creation of small-town Texas in the early 1980s.

Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

A mundane and tired story that lacks depth doesn't exactly make Skateland an exciting or even enjoyable film.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Indifferently acted, written and directed, the oft soporific "Skateland" is beautifully photographed and boasts a greatest-hits soundtrack, as well as some spot-on art direction.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Manages to offer a particularly affecting, well-observed portrait of young people coming of age in an east Texas town in the 1980s.

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Eric Melin

It treads well-worn territory. Shiloh Fernandez is pretty inert in the lead role and Ashley Greene doesn't have that much to do.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: Ashley Greene, Shiloh Fernandez, Casey LaBow, James LeGros, Haley Ramm, Brett Cullen, Taylor Handley, A.J. Buckley, D.W. Moffett Director: Anthony… More
Steven Carrier
There is nothing new in "Skateland"- both in the film and in the characters lives. What I liked most about this sweetly nostalgic film is that it… More
Cynthia S.
They had me at "Electric Avenue" :).....Wonderful little movie set in an era that I loved. Fantastic ending, ta boot. Kudos!
Caesar Mendez
Skateland is an coming of age film that premiered in January 2010 at the Sundance Festival and made me fall asleep in front the film director (which for some… More
Manu Gino
It was a time when life was a place they thought would never change. Good Film. Not exactly what I expected but didn't fail for me. That was a… More
Mark Abell
A great little film, starring a bunch of actors this viewer didn't recognize, set in a small East Texas town in the 80's. A young man with little… More