Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator
Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2003)

The aggressive style of Mark "Gator" Rogowski (a.k.a. Gator Mark Anthony)--his unpredictable lines, and outrageous personal antics--made him a favorite on the 80's pro skateboarding circuit, and for years he rode a career wave… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 29, 2003
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The harder they come, the harder they fall -- this film shows, in raw, gripping detail, that even skater dudes can't resist the life of the rich and famous. It's more poignant than hard-core, and gives us a portrait of a life run over by the whims of the entertainment industry.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It's fascinating to see the process by which skateboarding, in all its concrete grittiness, was transformed into a mainstream activity of consumer cool.

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Leah McLaren
Globe and Mail

The movie fails to pull off all its trick moves.

Richard Luck

A decent enough documentary albeit one about an appalling person.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

An exhilarating and terrifying journey through youth-culture hell.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

Offers a fascinating look into the skater's tumble from grace, as well as chronicling the renaissance of his rebel sport.

Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide

A near-perfect time capsule of a specific moment in our culture, and a telling analysis of instant celebrity and the fickleness of youth culture.

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John Terauds
Toronto Star

Thoroughly compelling documentary.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Even when sketched in broad terms, Rogowski's downward spiral makes for compelling viewing, and to her credit, director Stickler never romanticizes her subject.

Cole Smithey


Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
ken j
Gator the rise and fall of Gator is just one of those documentaries that even if you arent into the subject matter will keep your fall attention from the first… More
Wu Chouin
The synopsis says it all: The rise and fall of 80's vert skateboard legend Mark 'Gator' Rogowski.