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Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

This documentary follows six teenagers who formed a skateboarding team in the 1980s, revitalizing the sport and becoming its top athletes: Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, Tony Hawk, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain and Rodney Mullen.
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Netflix Rating: 4.3
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 73%
Critics' score: 73   Audience score: 90   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

An exhaustive - no, make that exhausting - look at a team of young skateboarders ... full review

Bruce Demara, Toronto Star

Like a high school reunion, filled with affectionate memories of an earlier, more innocent, time. full review

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

This film makes a great companion piece to Peralta's "Dogtown and Z-Boys,'' which leaves off where "Bones Brigades'' begins. full review

V.A. Musetto, New York Post

Gradually becomes an echo chamber of personal dramas and exploits, not to mention propulsive soundtrack cues - all within a sport already nursing a penchant for self-documentation. full review

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

The film risks self-importance, but when Peralta admits through tears just how much he loves his skater charges, it imparts what every parent knows ... full review

Nick Schager, Village Voice

Peralta's doc is a generous, tasty slice of skateboarding history. full review

Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter

Skate culture remains in solid hands with filmmaker Stacy Peralta, who fashions his most personal doc on the sport-cum-lifestyle. full review

Robert Koehler, Variety
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