Lords of Dogtown

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Portrait of Venice, CA, '70s teen skater culture.

PG-13 2005 107 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Great Movie, not a good example for kids

I think the common sense review is a little too watered down on the social messages given. There is not only misbehaving, they are pretty rude and display very inappropriate social behaviors. In the context of the film it is okay because it is about real people, but I don't want my kids acting like that. The movie is great and it shows the aspects of life that many youth in that era experienced. It is pretty cool to see how things evolved in the world of skateboarding.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
not rated for age

not 2 horrible

when i saw the comercial to this movie it looked kinda like no plot and a dorky teen movie....but i went to see this movie n e ways and thot that it was actually ok....for 1 of those skateboarding movies...still alot of drug references and language for a pg-13..if ur over 13 i say go and see it

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