Parents' Guide to

Grind

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Pretty much a complete waste of time.

Movie PG-13 2003 105 minutes
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The press materials explained that "grind" refers to a particularly spectacular skateboarding move; in my case, it referred to what my teeth were doing as I sat through this dumb, boring movie. What a shame, because I was really up for a good skateboarding movie after last year's wonderful documentary, Dogtown and Z-Boys. But instead, this is a complete time-waster with characters straight from cliche-land..

There are some guest appearances by real skateboarding champs that are fun for fans. Yet while there are some terrific stunts, the final skate-off with the arrogant leader of the championship team is filmed without any sense of tension or exhilaration. Indeed, it is exhilaration that is what is most missing from this movie. You never believe that these guys really love to skateboard; it seems that they just don't want to do anything else.

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