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 Sep 21 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $32.5 1 $32.5 B-
2. $13.1 1 $13.1 B
3. $11.9 1 $11.9 C
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No Good Deed
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Dolphin Tale 2
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$9.0 2 $27.1 C+
6.
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$5.2 8 $313.7 A-
7. $2.7 6 $77.2 F
8. $2.6 7 $185.0 C+
9.
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$2.0 2 $7.7 B
10.
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$1.8 5 $47.7 C-
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