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Wassup Rockers Reviews

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October 16, 2018
So often called exploitative, Clark instinctively avoids exploitation where most filmmakers plunge in, showing both the terrors and joys of the kids' inner city existence without amplifying them into dramatic hooks.
August 31, 2006
...a sharply observed look at juvenile rebellion
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July 22, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 20, 2006
Clark's vision of Los Angeles, where extravagant fantasies and inner-city social issues wildly intersect.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 9, 2006
It may not dig very deep, but it has a certain grubby charm, and it doesn't overplay its hand.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 8, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 7, 2006
Steeped in urban-youth woes but gets a bounce from Clark's sense of humor and hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 30, 2006
[Clark's] films may be the only truthful ones about some aspects of American adolescence, however we might wish that were not so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2006
Clark hasn't exactly gone soft: Never before has he shown us anything quite as transgressive as these brown-skinned rebels sticking it to The Man with the devil-may-care abandon of a frontside 360 ollie executed sans pads or helmet.
June 29, 2006
Very different than Kids. Where the earlier film was exhausting in its nihilism, the latest retains a good-natured charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2006
Though the world is still a rough place to grow up, with these teens Clark now seems willing to concede that the kids are all right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 26, 2006
The thought of a middle-aged man lurking around a bunch of kids is kind of creepy, but Clark shows some degree of self-awareness.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 23, 2006
Wassup Rockers evokes some of Clark's fetishistic quirks. But you get the feeling that this time around, he's giving his appealing core cast of amateur actors more room to be human.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 23, 2006
[An] overlong but endearing culture-clash movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 23, 2006
Hollywood has long stereotyped Latino teens as violent, gangbanging thugs steeped in drugs and misogyny. Wassup Rockers is a welcome and different portrayal of Latino teenagers in America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 23, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 22, 2006
More than a decade after Larry Clark scandalized the movie world with Kids, he is still pushing buttons with his lubricious insider's view of teenage life.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 20, 2006
Larry Clark's latest finds the grizzled shock-meister in a thoughtful mode and a mellow mood.
April 6, 2006
This rollicking day in the life of a band of skateboarding Latino punk-rockers doesn't exude the voyeuristic smarm of previous Clark forays.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2006
A thoroughly winning and unexpectedly observant lark.
April 17, 2007
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