Roll BounceHD Closed Captioning
Malcolm D. Lee
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About the Movie
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
- 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.
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.
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.
Rotten: Definitely see it this weekend if you want 10 percent of your ticket proceeds to go to Operation USA for Hurricane Katrina relief. But please don't see it to relive 1978. Even under a roller disco ball, 1978 was never like this.
Hate Bow wow
but i loved this movie, its good to watch
fun, fun, fun
Light, but not dumb. Skating was A+++
Not Just a Cute Old Skool Flick
Good story, nice acting plus the skating was BOMB! Watch it plzz!!! (: