Dragonslayer "Empty pools and f---ed up houses" that have succumbed to the real estate bust in Orange County, Calif., are the natural habitat of low-hopes skateboard… Dragonslayer "Empty pools and f---ed up houses" that have succumbed to the real estate bust in Orange County, Calif., are the natural habitat of low-hopes skateboard… 2011-11-04 Documentary
Movie Review

Dragonslayer (2011)

YOUTH REBELLION Skating in abandoned swimming pools in Dragonslayer
YOUTH REBELLION Skating in abandoned swimming pools in Dragonslayer
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Nov 04, 2011; Genre: Documentary

''Empty pools and f---ed up houses'' that have succumbed to the real estate bust in Orange County, Calif., are the natural habitat of low-hopes skateboard rat Josh "Skreech" Sandoval, the subject of Tristan Patterson's outstanding documentary. There's nothing to emulate about such a banged-up 23-year-old ''pool skater.'' Yet with its propulsive punk-rock soundtrack and beautifully rough cinematography, Dragonslayer makes you care about this scrawny young man, skating to nowhere. A-

Originally posted Nov 02, 2011 Published in issue #1180 Nov 11, 2011 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Jan 25 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
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$64.4 5 $200.1 C+
2.
The Boy Next Door
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$15.0 1 $15.0 C+
3.
Paddington
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$12.4 2 $40.1 A-
4.
The Wedding Ringer
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$11.6 2 $39.7 D
5.
Taken 3
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$7.6 3 $76.1 B-
6.
The Imitation Game
Weinstein Co.
$7.1 9 $60.6 B+
7.
Strange Magic
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$5.5 1 $5.5 NA
8.
Selma
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$5.5 5 $39.2 A
9.
Mortdecai
Lionsgate
$4.1 1 $4.1 C-
10.
Into the Woods
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$3.9 5 $121.5 B-
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