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October 19, 2018
Wassup Rockers is a strange film by a very unusual director. It doesn't have the hard-hitting edge of previous works like Kids, Ken Park, or Bully, but it still proves to be a very interesting and messy experiment by a director seeking new boundaries and topics. It's also strangely light-hearted, considering the director (though not entirely without moments of violence and some sexual content). The story follows a group of Latino boys from Los Angeles who like to skate and play punk rock music in a band. One day, they decide to travel by bus to Beverly Hills where they find themselves in a series of misadventures like running from the police, visiting a hot girl at her mansion and getting into a fight with preppy boys, and other bizarre scenarios. Amidst the frantic pacing, the film also takes time to tackle the issue of race as the boys are scrutinized for being Latino, as well as the issue of class. It doesn't dive deep into its subject matters, making it feel like a bit of a step back compared to the uncompromising, in-your-face tone by Clark's aforementioned films. But what really holds this film together are the cast who are interesting, funny, and feel believable. The film may be shaky on a story level, but as a character piece, it works quite well. In the end, Wassup Rockers is another enjoyable film by a controversial director. It may not have the bite of his previous work, but it remains a strangely compelling nonetheless.
½ April 9, 2017
You need professional actors to make movies. Not amateurs. The skateboarding was great, but these kids were boring as hell.
½ June 15, 2016
Unusually uncontraversial film for Larry Clark. Once again he is exploring youth life in America, this time a group of hispanic skateboarders who leave their "Ghetto" to skate in Beverley Hills. The standard of acting is poor, especially outside the main group of kids. It's a tough film to get into but the pace does pick up and you do start to begin to enjoy their adventure which has a mixture of emotions all packed into one afternoon of stakeboarding.
April 1, 2016
Larry Clark is a genius. This film is chilled out, observant and has that down to earth gritty atmosphere like in Kids and Bully.
½ July 23, 2013
Creative, well-produced flick. Some of the kids really can't act, and some of their adventures are unrealistically excessive, but entertaining story nonetheless.
January 24, 2013
I watched half an hour of this movie, and I could actually feel my intelligence diminishing as I listened to these useless, completely uneducated and completely uncaring morons attempt to communicate with each other in a series of ghetto talk combined with caveman grunts. There was nothing but talk of sex for the entire amount of time I watched, and not a single character who stood out as anything more than annoying and childish. I can't imagine anyone actually sitting through this entire movie.
½ December 17, 2012
I loved this movie! It is definitely worth seeing although you have to be patient for the payoff. A slow buildup to be sure, but I thought the last 30 minutes were brilliant.
December 10, 2012
I really enjoyed this movie! It was fun and refreshing. Better than most of what Hollywood has to offer these days.
December 7, 2012
Will have to watch this one. Not necassarily good or bad. Will see. Want to watch!
August 12, 2012
You actually start to wonder how stupid these kids all are, instead of caring about what actually happens to them. They get themselves into deep shit and apparently they are too stupid to know that. It was presented as if it's supposed to be a documentary, with a bunch of skanks apparently. They are in a band but don't wanna be called "rockers", get over it. Not to mention the fact that they love to skate but they are probably the worst skateboarders I've ever seen. I laughed so hard when they were skating cuz they were really only managing to injure themselves.
½ May 24, 2012
a damn good movie it was nothing that i expected it to be...
May 18, 2012
This movie is dope the whole thing is just eye catching! Punk rooooockers! !!
May 6, 2012
Great Movie By Larry Clark.
May 3, 2012
one of my favorite movies since I was young (:
April 6, 2012
Reminds Me Of Me And My Homies
February 18, 2012
I really wanted to like this movie but it's just a bad movie, the script needed a lot of help. Maybe one day there will be a good film on hispanic teenage skaters growing up in Los Angeles.
½ January 9, 2012
I don't understand why people judge this movie so harshly. It's great for its content. there not professional there just expressing themselves. telling a story comes first. the second half was just for kicks/fun. he wanted to give these kids one of the greatest gifts ever. a motion picture you had fun creating. a good escape from there reality. haters hate.
½ December 19, 2011
May not be as shocking as Larry Clark's other films, but this was a interesting watch.
October 17, 2011
If you don't like this movie, you forgot what it was to be young, and you can go fuck yourself.
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