Waiting For Lightning
Waiting For Lightning (2012)

WAITING FOR LIGHTNING is the story of Danny Way, the skateboarder whose dream was to jump China's Great Wall on a skateboard. It's a film about how much abuse the body can sustain, how deep you have to dig to survive the challenges… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 7, 2012
DVD Release Date: March 4, 2013
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

Little more than an extended piece of lifestyle merchandising, a long montage for monitors in sporting-goods shops.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

It's enjoyable enough, but how much you like it will depend on how much you like skateboarding and extreme sports.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

The construction is more like a TV reality show than a work of journalism or personal exploration; it's meant to keep you tuned in without actually revealing anything.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The person we want most to hear from, Way himself, is largely missing. Go figure.

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Jon Caramanica
New York Times

IIf it's a god on a skateboard you want, a god on a skateboard you'll get in this hagiography ...

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

While providing a fantastically visual diversion for aspiring skateboarders, this documentary lacks any personal insight into or commentary about legendary Danny Way.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Only for the converted.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Colorful folks and cool stunts abound, but casual viewers may still utter a big "Why?"

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Edward Douglas

It's quite astounding to see Way taking huge spills at some of his jumps only to get back on his board and try again.

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