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Dogtown and Z-Boys

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Dogtown and Z-Boys
Dog town and Z-Boys: Pat Darrin

Dogtown and Z-Boys

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
89 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/26/02
performer:
Sean Penn
director:
Stacy Peralta
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
author:
Stacy Peralta, Craig Stecyk
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B

Dogtown and Z-Boys, director Stacy Peralta’s examination of a ragtag group of ’70s California skateboarders, rarely aims to be anything more than an unquestioning celebration of its sun-soaked subjects. But if a documentary is going to be all surface, it doesn’t hurt that ”Dogtown” — a pastiche of zippily edited stunts and stories, set to stoner-rock titans like Zeppelin and T. Rex — has a surface as sleek and inviting as a freshly sanded half-pipe.