Wassup Rockers
Wassup Rockers (2006)

"Wassup Rockers" follows the real-life story of a group of South Central teens who ride skateboards and listen to punk rock instead of conforming to their neighborhood's hip-hop culture. Constantly harassed, they take buses to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 23, 2006
DVD Release Date: November 21, 2006
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As usual with Clark's films, the fixation on kids is rather creepy, plus the plot eventually runs off the rails into camp.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Makes you wish Clark had quit trying to cook up adventures for his cast and made a straight documentary instead.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The main characters may be refreshingly cliché-free, but almost everyone they meet in Beverly Hills is a stilted cartoon.

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Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Clark's warmest, loosest work yet, but it would have been better if the director had realized he didn't need to make us hate everyone else in order to get us to love these little dudes.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Tries to say something profound about these kids, while oversimplifying the world around them to the point of ridiculousness.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

What might have been a fascinating, intimate portrait turns into something much less compelling when Clark tries to impose a sex-and-action-packed narrative on the proceedings.

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Cole Smithey

Boredom is the loftiest running theme in Larry Clark's films, and "Wassup Rockers" (imagine asking to buy a ticket for that title) takes dullness to a new low.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Steeped in urban-youth woes but gets a bounce from Clark's sense of humor and hope.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The sexy, scruffy, neo-Warriors pageantry of ghetto teen hunger would have been a lot more vital if Clark didn't have such a class-war chip on his shoulder.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

The themes are set up and then completely pushed into the background in exchange for almost endless dribble that feels more like a first time attempt of a film student rather than an actual film...

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Ed Fucking Harris
Pretty decent film from Larry Clark. Not as exploitative as many of his other films, this still deals with the same themes of youth and loss of innocence and… More
Haley Anderson
My friend, Mike, is in this movie!!! I love it!
Jason Reneau
Gritty, and Dark Humored. Wassup Rockers is a great film, about a group of kids from South Central, who take a spur of the moment trip to Beverly Hills and… More