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"Lords of Dogtown" tells the radical true story behind three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever. Stacy Peralta (John Robinson, Elephant), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk, Raising Victor Vargas) and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch, The Girl Next Door) are the Z-Boys, a bunch of nobodies until they create a new style of skateboarding that becomes a worldwide phenomenon. But when their hobby becomes a business, the success shreds their friendship. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (thirteen) and written by Stacy Peralta, Lords of Dogtown is "...a dazzling daredevil ride." (Peter Travers, Rollng Stone)
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 143
- Fresh: 78
- Rotten: 65
- Average Rating: 6.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's hard to think of a movie since 1950's Sunset Boulevard that has gotten more dramatic impact out of a pool.
Fresh: Lords of Dogtown stays afloat, largely because many of its actors transcend Hardwicke's heavy-handed storytelling.
Rotten: If watching Dogtown and Z-Boys was tantamount to witnessing history itself, watching Lords of Dogtown, which Peralta wrote, feels more like watching a stiff, meticulously choreographed reenactment.
Rotten: For someone who was there, not to mention someone who created Dogtown and Z-Boys, Peralta has crafted a script so superficial and simplistic it feels like it was tapped out by a 14-year-old fan.
this movie is the best movie i`ve ever seen! this tells how skateboarding changed the world! three friends changed the world of skateboarding.
this is probably my favorite movie ever. everyone did an AMAZING job. heath ledger RIP<3
This movie is awesome
I have this movie on my PSP and watched nearly a million times! Each time the movie gets better.
- Genre: Action & Adventure
- Released: 2005
- © 2005 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
- Lords of Dogtown (Music from the Motion Picture)
- Various Artists