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Dragonslayer (2011) "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
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Dragonslayer (2011)

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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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