Roll Bounce

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

age 14+

At times tedious, mostly fine for teens.

PG-13 2005 112 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

not rated for age

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

This movie was a blast! Quality characters, great music, wonderful acting. For kids? Mixed feelings...

Soundtrack is great. Acting is great. On-screen skating performances are at times breathtaking. Fun story full of realistic characters, hard-working and intelligent people of color, focused on family and friendship and hard work rather than the typical gang violence, domestic abuse, and drug use that we seem to see in most movies like this. Story line isn't complex, but it also isn't predictable. Single black dad is angry and hurt at times, but never scary or violent, like so many of us are used to. I LOVED that. And Bow Wow is on fire the whole movie; especially the beating-the-car-with-the-baseball-bat (not a crowbar!) scene. The kids love making fun of each other, but the bonds of friendship are prevalent and strong. That being said, I have mixed feelings about my 12 year-old daughter watching it, simply because the entire movie is filled with sexy girls in tiny clothes- the young teen daughters all the way up to the aging mothers. None if it is THAT bad, and the main female characters are developed and respected rather than objectified. And I really love how everyone is portrayed (see paragraph above) and I want my daughter to experience all of that, so I don't know. Like I said, mixed feelings.
not rated for age

Great story, but my kids won't see it.

The overall story of this movie was very well done. Good acting, good plot, everything fit and nothing was missing. Their was a lot of humor but too often it included sexual inuendos and swearing. My husband and I laughed the whole time but there is little chance I would see it with my 17yr old brothers, let alone my 11yr son.

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Our Editors Recommend

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    Coach Carter

    Engaging film with a terrific message.

    age 14+

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