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Grind Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    What the problem comes down to is a group of filmmakers making misguided choices in an effort to broaden the movie's demographics beyond those who attend X Games.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Sitting through the teen skateboard comedy Grind is, well, a grind.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    This movie is just not cool or hip or in any way extreme. Sitting through Grind is a real grind.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Supplies stretches of actual skating footage by pros doubling for the stars. It's in these moments, freed from the earthbound pull of its market-tested components, that the movie briefly relaxes into the sheer thrilling audacity of flying into the air propelled by a board on wheels.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Sweet, in its meandering way. It has no meanness in it, no cynicism, no desire to be anything other than what it is, an evocation of the fun of living your life as a skateboarder.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 15 and under

Pretty much a complete waste of time.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has strong language and sexual references and situations for a PG-13. The characters cheat and steal. Characters drink, sometimes to excess. There is a lot of gross humor involving bodily functions. One strong point is the presence of some classy and capable female characters.

  • Families can talk about why Matt is so hurt by his parents' decision and why his behavior toward women is so inconsistent with what he says he wants from them. Why do the guys want sponsorship so badly? Will they behave differently toward other aspiring professionals than the way the current professionals treated them?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Gross potty humor.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Mild peril, some bullying.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Many sexual references and situations,

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking.