Style Wars
Style Wars (1983)

Calisthenic breakdancing and big, bold graffiti art were in top form and popularity in the U.S. in the early and mid-'80s, and this documentary extols the spirit and the talents of a variety of New York youngsters who were expert in… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: January 1, 1983
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
Add Your Rating
User Score

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephan Boissonneault
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

With a soundtrack of old-school hip-hop like Grandmaster Flash, the film is a fantastic origin story of a culture that still continues to exist to this day.

Full review…
Bill Gibron

Yes, there were Style Wars back in the day. But they weren't just battling over graffiti design. The war was over which way the cultural landscape would swing.

Full review…
Martin Scribbs
Mixed Reviews

...provides a glimpse into the artistic process (with its beautiful, criminal, and competitive aspects) and preserves a chunk of public art from a NYC that no longer exists.

Full review…
More reviews for Style Wars

Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Hetteix
An original, and simultaneously THE original, documentary on graffiti culture, and by extension and to a lesser degree, Hip-Hop culture in general. The… More