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Wassup Rockers (2006) Larry Clark tries to recycle the skate-punk infamy of Kids , this time with a cast of Hispanic teens from South Central L.A., but Wassup… 2006-06-23 R PT111M Drama Francisco Pedrasa Jonathan Velasquez First Look
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Wassup Rockers (2006)

MPAA Rating: R

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90210-OH South Central L.A. skate-punkers make love and class war in ''Rockers''
90210-OH South Central L.A. skate-punkers make love and class war in ''Rockers''
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Jun 23, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 111 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Francisco Pedrasa and Jonathan Velasquez; Distributor: First Look

Larry Clark tries to recycle the skate-punk infamy of Kids, this time with a cast of Hispanic teens from South Central L.A., but Wassup Rockers is a lackadaisical odyssey. Clark does find a cocky sweetness in their camaraderie, but then he sets his kids loose in the glitz of Beverly Hills, where they confront the faces of white corruption: racist cops, apple-cheeked daddy's girls, an Eastwoodesque movie star who shoots first and asks questions...never. The sexy, scruffy, neo-Warriors pageantry of ghetto teen hunger would have been a lot more vital if Clark didn't have such a class-war chip on his shoulder.

Originally posted Jul 05, 2006 Published in issue #886 Jul 14, 2006 Order article reprints