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3.5
128 Ratings

Skate Kitchen

Directed by Crystal Moselle
United States, 2018
Drama

Synopsis

Camille’s life as a lonely suburban teenager changes dramatically when she befriends a group of girl skateboarders. As she journeys deeper into this raw New York City subculture, she begins to understand the true meaning of friendship as well as her inner self.

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Skate Kitchen Directed by Crystal Moselle
It’s not hard to imagine that there will be some young girls who will find strength and pleasure in Skate Kitchen, which is reason enough for it to exist. Even so, that doesn’t negate the fact that it’s a shoddily made, cliché-ridden film that is well beneath those same girls, who are likely to get excited about the film in the absence of something better.
September 19, 2018
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Cinematographer Shabier Kirchner’s lambent images capture the grunge and romance of a steamy urban summer, and Aska Matsumiya’s score is redolent of hope.
August 23, 2018
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Vinberg is a wonderfully poised and thoughtful actor, and the entire cast holds the screen with spontaneous and focussed energy, but Moselle locks them into her sprawling story with short scenes that advance it as if on index cards. The depiction of Camille’s quest for freedom and identity feels narrow and constrained.
August 10, 2018
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