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Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Inspirational stories from Tony Hawk and other pro skaters.

Movie NR 2012 110 minutes
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It's hard to believe that, more than 10 years after Dogtown and Z-Boys, director Stacy Peralta would make another skateboarding documentary just as entertaining. Though it employs a standard "talking heads" format, Bones Brigade digs a little deeper into the emotional side of things, especially given that most of the interview subjects are speaking to their old mentor; they tend to open up a bit more deeply and honestly than in a typical documentary.

The movie has tons of great footage from the 1980s, clearly demonstrating the amazing skills of people like Hawk and Rodney Mullen, even to non-fans. Yet the skaters get a good, long chance to talk about their old fears and anxieties, as well as those times when their passion seemed to slip away, and it took a great effort to rediscover it. Interviews from rival skaters and celebrity fans provide a little perspective as well. This is a terrific movie, especially for teens looking for a little inspiration or guidance.

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