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Roll Bounce

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Malcolm D. Lee

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Plot Summary

It’s the summer of ’78 and if you’re looking for good times there is just one place to go: the local roller disco, where the music is hot, the girls are hotter, and the entire atmosphere is dynamite. Xavier Smith (Bow Wow), also known as X, is a young roller wiz who, along with his crew, once ruled supreme at their South Side of Chicago rink, the Palisades Gardens. But when the doors of their favorite hangout close, it marks the end of an era and the beginning of another that sees the boys venturing into completely foreign territory: the North Side’s swanky Sweetwater Roller Rink, with its sleek, well-to-do roller-boys and gorgeous girls in short-shorts. For X and his friends, Sweetwater is a brave new world that gives way to an impossible dream: to win the rink’s annual Roller Jam Skate-Off.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

64%
  • Reviews Counted: 90
  • Fresh: 58
  • Rotten: 32
  • Average Rating: 5.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: If it doesn't exactly kick out the jams, it does move them around a little bit. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Roll Bounce has plenty of affectionate humor to balance some serious heart-tugging. And as for the roller-skating, it for sure provides a lot of razzle-dazzle action with lots of virtuoso terpsichorean touches. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Sep 20, 2007

Fresh: It will remind you what it was like to be a teenager during the last few days of summer. And even though the plot is a little thin, you probably won't even notice until long after the music stops. – Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The film can't get its rhythms right, fluctuating wildly between comedy and pathos. – Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

fun, fun, fun

Light, but not dumb. Skating was A+++

Hate Bow wow

but i loved this movie, its good to watch

ROLLBOUNCE

I LOVE BOW WOW. THAT IS MAH BABY. HE PUTS A LOT OF GOOD EMOTION AND MAKES THIS MOVIE BANGIN. SO WATCH IT CUZ U WONT REGRET iT. ITS WORTH WHIle. YOU COULD LAUGH AND MAYBE EVEN CRY.LOL

Roll Bounce
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2005

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